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IEP Goals SMARTER Starter Guide - English


This Starter Guide is designed for everyone at the IEP table. This is a valuable tool for parents, advocates, school staff, administrators, and university professors who teach college students in education majors and related services fields. It can be used for professional development, parent trainings, and advocacy workshops to develop federally compliant goals and save time in IEP meetings. The importance of using S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals will become crucial for future federal funding to states.

This guide contains:

  • 60 pages of time-saving tips
  • Seven easy steps that meet the 13 federal compliance mandates along with an overview
  • Each step of the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. process reviewed in detail with examples
  • Three parent handouts
  • 15 sample S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals
  • The Prioritization Worksheet and process for teams and parents
  • An action words list for goal development
  • A measurement template grid
  • A portfolio goal template
  • Four shortcuts to searching the evidence-based
  • A five-step process for handling disputes when parents and schools disagree on the service and/or therapy minutes
  • Helpful links to other resources