Measurable Goals

Special Education Law
Measurable Goals

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 Authors
Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.
Dr. Barbara Bateman is a nationally recognized leader in special education law. In collaboration with Dr. Samuel Kirk, she helped to distinguish the category of learning disabilities in the 1960s and to develop the special services that would later serve this population. Dr. Bateman has 40 years of experience as an educator, author and researcher, and has written more than 100 books, monographs, book chapters and articles on special education and legal issues.


39 minutes