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IEP Goals and Objectives

The student’s desired learning outcomes are described in their IEP in terms of measurable annual goals and short-term objectives. Annual goals are the child’s expected academic achievements based on their current performance levels, and short-term objectives describe the outcomes between the child’s current performance and goals. The annual goals should align with the core curriculum standards for the child’s grade level, and coincide with the child’s special education needs. A goal can be measured by the achievement of short-term objectives, as short-term objectives may be used to achieve said goals. The student’s progress should be monitored in intervals based on their present performance levels, evaluation criteria, anticipated rate of skill acquisition, and the expected end date for the objective. This progress should be reported to the child’s parents with the release of the child’s report card at the very least.

Read more about IEPs in the Connecticut IEP Manual here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/sde/special-education/new-iep/ct-iep-manual-2022.pdf

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