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Developing Standards-Based IEP Goals and Objectives A Discussion Guide

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This discussion guide was designed to help IEP teams develop standards-based IEP goals and objectives. It has been reviewed by and pilot-tested with Minnesota special educators serving students with a wide range of disabilities. Their input and feedback has been invaluable. Based on this feedback, we understand that the first few times you use this guide, the IEP team meeting may take longer than the time you typically have available. To help address this, teachers pilot-testing the guide recommend that you review the discussion prompts included in the guide ahead of time and prepare some of the information you need prior to the IEP team meeting. They also believe, however, that the process laid out in the discussion guide will become more natural and efficient with continued use as the content and quality of
each student’s subsequent IEP improves.