ERIC Number: EJ1026780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Developing Individualized IEP Goals in the Age of Technology: Quality Challenges and Solutions
More, Cori M.; Hart Barnett, Juliet E.
Preventing School Failure, v58 n2 p103-109 2014
Many school districts have adopted commercially available software or templates for electronic Individualized Education Program (IEP) development. These programs have useful features that allow Individualized Education Programs to be electronically developed and reliably stored for each student. Although the program features are designed to enhance efficiency in the development of Individualized Education Program goals and increase compliance with state and federal regulations, there are several challenges to ensuring goals are individualized when using Individualized Education Program goal banks. In this article, the authors discuss the components of quality Individualized Education Program goals, describe challenges teachers face when using electronic goal banks, and make practical recommendations that special education professionals can feasibly implement to ensure electronic Individualized Education Program goals are well written and meet students needs.
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Disabilities, Accuracy, Content Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Measurement Techniques, Program Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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