Writing “SMART” IEP Goals


We all set goals for ourselves, whether we are aware of it or not. Our goals can be as simple as getting to work on time. They can be as complex as budgeting our expenses. We know what we need to do, and we set out to do it. An IEP goal is not unlike a personal goal. With an IEP goal, we create an educational program for a child with special needs. An IEP goal describes what we hope the child will achieve, or the intended outcome of instruction. The outcome is stated as an action we expect to see. [...]

Writing “SMART” IEP Goals2022-10-04T17:26:52+00:00

How Parents Can Support the Common Core Writing Standards


The Common Core State Standards are national standards that indicate what K-12 students are expected to learn in math and the English language arts. The standards themselves are lengthy and span K-12, but it's important for parents to understand the goals of the standards and ways to support school instruction at home. The recommendations below align with the four "anchor standards" of the Common Core writing standards: Text Types and Purposes, Production and Distribution of Writing, Research to Build and Present Knowledge, and Range of Writing. Text Types and Purposes What it means: We write for many different purposes, and these [...]

How Parents Can Support the Common Core Writing Standards2022-10-04T17:27:09+00:00
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