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.