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ERIC Number: EJ1172979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Collaboratively Crafting Individualized Education Program Goals for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Jozwik, Sara L.; Cahill, Alice; Sánchez, Gilberto
Preventing School Failure, v62 n2 p140-148 2018
Individualized education programs (IEPs) reflect the spirit of individualized instruction that lies at the heart of special education. Quality annual goal statements, which propel the implementation of special education programming, use clear language to communicate measurable, meaningful, and standards-aligned expectations to all members of the IEP team. Over the past two decades, researchers have documented the struggles that practitioners face in crafting quality IEP goal statements. Given the demographics of classrooms today and the fact that IEP meetings are not "culture free" spaces, a priority emerges for IEP goal statements to not only reflect quality but also to respond to the needs of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. In this article, authors provide a framework for collaboratively crafting meaningful, measurable, and standards-aligned IEP goal statements for English learners with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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