Writting SMART

IEP Goals

The term SMART IEPs describes IEPs that are specific, measurable, use action words, are realistic and relevant, and time-limited.

S – Specific goals and objectives. Specific goals target areas of academic achievement and functional performance.

M -Measurable goals and objectives. Measurable means you can count or observe it. With measurable goals, you will know when the child reaches the goal.

A -Use Action Words like: “The child will be able to . . .”

R – Realistic and relevant. Have realistic, relevant goals and objectives that address the child’s unique needs; goals are not based on district curricula, state or district tests, or other external standards.

T – Time-limited. Time-limited goals and objectives enable you to monitor progress at regular intervals.

If you have any questions about drafting SMART IEP goals or need assistance with your IEP, please contact us using the contact form or call 813-651-1233. 


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