Federal law requires that the IEP have a statement describing how the child’s progress will be measured.
An important reason for making sure your child’s IEP goals and objectives are measurable is to hold the school accountable for how they are working with your child. It is very difficult to establish that the child has not made progress with vague wording. When the goals are specific, observable and measurable, the parents have a system of keeping up with their child’s progress. The IEP must also list how the child’s parents will be informed of their child’s progress toward the annual goals. Use this checklist to build a good IEP for your child.
If you have not every taken the time the read the Procedural Safeguards or if has been a while since you last read it, please read it. It contains a wealth of information parents need to maintain a clear understanding of what your rights are as parent and the rights of your child. This equals EMPOWERMENT!
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