This workshop will focus on teaching the S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Steps framework that IEP team professionals can use to develop IEP goals that align with legal mandates. These steps contain a variety of time-saving tips to help special education professionals understand the legal jargon to become empowered in their roles on IEP teams. The presentation explores the following components of an IEP goal: 1) Specific; 2) Measurable; 3) Attainable; 4) Research-based; 5) Teachable; 6) Evaluated and Communicated to Parents; and 7) Relevant to State Standards. Examples of SMARTER IEP goals will be provided to demonstrate the strategy so that participants can practice and see the method used in action. Participants will take real scenarios and share situations for problem-solving within the framework so they can take back practical advice to their IEP teams. Research on the need for compliant IEP goals will be presented related to the US Dept. of Education's most recent findings (2014) that 39 states do not meet expectations for IEP students. Implications of these findings will be discussed as it relates to federal funding being tied to test results and progress on IEP goals. Also, recent court decisions will be reviewed related to the importance of school districts developing SMARTER goals. S.M.A.R.T.E.R. IEP goals are imperative for future special education services.
Introductions: 2 minutes
History of IEP Mandates 20 Minutes
Smarter Steps Method 20 minutes
Examples 10 minutes
Questions 8 minutes
Information is good and presented in an organized way. The test is not presented well. Not all of the words to a question are available. Also, some questions say to look at the underlined section. There is no underlined part from my phone and my iPad from chrome or explorer platforms.
I have the same issues as the previous poster. I watched the webinar yesterday and the quiz was unavailable. Today, it's available but I'm unable to see the entire question and progress through the quiz. The indignation is very informative and practical and is presented in a timely and engaging manner. Thank you for compiling and providing this useful information! I'll try to take the quiz again later.