Smart IEP means
- Specific. Goals and objectives are specific, describing each behavior and skill that will be taught.
- Measurable. Goals and objectives are measured to allow you to assess the child’s progress.
- Action. Goals and objectives are written with action words.
- Realistic. Goals and objectives are realistic and relevant, addressing the child’s unique needs. Goals and objectives are not based on district curricula, state or district tests or other external standards.
- Time Specific. Writing time limits into goals and objectives enables you to monitor progress at regular intervals.
Taken from a conference presented by Pete Wright. Mr. Wright is the co-author of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and From Emotions to Advocacy.