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Measurable Goals


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by Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.

40 min


Measurable Goals

U.S. National

40 min


The lndividuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that children eligible for special education services must have an lndividualized Education Program (lEP) which includes measurable annual goals.

This course will explain what measurable goals are and how school staff can write them correctly. We'll explore characteristics of a measurable goal, how to avoid goal-writing mistakes, the process of evaluating goals and guidelines for projecting annual goals.





Course Author


Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor Emeritus of Special Education, University of Oregon

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