Goal “Research” in MBAEA Reviewed 100 secondary IEPs Reviewed 223 goals in those IEPs 2.2 goals per IEP average Goal range 1- 4
Types of Goals 57 – Reading 43 – Writing 34 – Math 62% of all goal were related to reading, writing, and math.
Other types of goals 19 – behavior 18 – career / work experience 16 – assignment completion/organization 8 – self advocacy 7 – financial / money skills 6 – communication / social skills 5 – passing classes / grades 1 – daily living 1 – assistive technology skills
Goal Compliance 30% of all goals reviewed were compliant Of non-compliant goals: 70% were missing a condition 22% had measurement/monitoring issues 8% other issues
AGENDA Learner Outcomes Formula for success – well crafted and meaningful goals, rubrics, checklists Small group work & Report Outs Goal Compliance Checklist More Practice and collection of sample goals Wrap-up and Kaizen
Know, Understand, Do Know the parts of a compliant goal goals must be supported by instruction how page B,D and F are interconnected Understand that transition compliance is a continuous improvement process that goals need to be supported by good instruction that monitoring progress yields better outcomes than teaching and hoping Do write compliant, appropriate goal(s) based upon transition assessment identify goals that are not well-written and compliant create a rubric or checklist share your product with a colleague
OSEP Indicator 13 reads: Percent of youth aged 16 and above with an IEP that includes coordinated, measurable, annual IEP goals and transition services that will reasonably enable the student to meet the post- secondary goals.
6 Critical Elements to Determine Indicator 1.Student preferences and interests 2.Age appropriate transition assessments 3.Post-secondary expectations for living, learning and working 4.Course of Study 5.Annual goals 6.Services and supports
Annual Goals for Transition Compliance All goals must support pursuit of post- secondary expectation(s) (PSEs) All goals must meet the requirements of a well written goal If there are no goals for a specific post- secondary area (living, learning, working) rationale is supported in the PLAAFP on page B
Writing compliant and usable transition goals After age14, ALL goals are transition goals.
Goal Page ICC standard and benchmark District standard and benchmark Current Academic Achievement Baseline Goal Progress Monitoring
Standards and Benchmarks Iowa Core Curriculum Reading Math 21 st Century Skills
District Standard and Benchmark These should or will be banked on the IEP program. If you need clarification, check your district website. If there is no standard for the skill you are measuring, click the box that says no standard or benchmark is available
Current Academic Achievement Should include when available: Results of initial or most recent evaluation Results from district wide assessments Description of the student’s performance in comparison to general education peers and standards.
Baseline Measurable and monitorable description on a student’s performance level Example: Betty’s current score on a “Responsibility and Self-Advocacy Rubric” is 11 out of 35 possible points. She scores a “1” in the area of Responsibility with Studying and Preparing for Tests, “2” for both Self-Advocacy and Communication Repair Skills, and “3” for both Use of Assistive Technology and Future Planning.
Goal Meaningful Measurable Able to be monitored Can be used to make decisions
Meaningful Clear and understandable Positively stated Justified by information in the PLAAFP Practical and relevant to student’s academic, social and vocational needs Practical and relevant to age and remaining years in school
Measurable Conditions – When and How Time frame for goal completion Examples of how Instruction or coaching Supports or prompts Evaluation descriptor BehaviorCriteria
Able to be Monitored Progress will be graphed What assessment measurement will be used and how often?
Decision Making Reflect Adequate Growth Used to make instructional decisions documented with a phase line Continue Change Discontinue
Decision Rule Options 4 Point Decision Making Rule Trendline Analysis
Condition Examples Time -- In 36 weeks…By May, 2010… One of the following: Instruction examples Reading instruction, Social Skill instruction Support examples With Guidance, Coaching, Counseling Evaluation Clarification example Using a Transition Rubric…
Conditions After 36 weeks of instruction, after participating in responsibility and self-advocacy strategy development activities, Betty will obtain at least 16 points on a 35 point Rubric examining Responsibility with Studying and Preparing for Tests, Self-Advocacy, Communication Repair Skills, Use of Assistive Technology and Future Planning.
Condition stem examples After receiving instruction With no more than 2 prompts per hour While working in the community With xxxx job coach support With a 5 minute break per hour After completing CHOICES After completing 2 job shadows
Behavior What action is measured? What is the behavior we are assessing? Work at a jobsite Read, write, do math, (CBM) Complete tasks Master skills After 36 weeks of instruction, after participating in responsibility and self-advocacy strategy development activities, Betty will obtain at least 16 points on a 35 point Rubric examining Responsibility with Studying and Preparing for Tests, Self-Advocacy, Communication Repair Skills, Use of Assistive Technology and Future Planning.
Criterion What level of performance is expected? After 36 weeks of instruction, after participating in responsibility and self-advocacy strategy development activities, Betty will obtain at least 16 points on a 35 point Rubric examining Responsibility with Studying and Preparing for Tests, Self-Advocacy, Communication Repair Skills, Use of Assistive Technology and Future Planning.
Robert is able to care for his physical needs and has appropriate daily living skills for a junior in high school…He drives, has a checking account… Robert is able to independently read & comprehend materials written at a 5th grade level. His ability to comprehend material improves when it is read to him. His maximum reading comprehension is 7th grade level. Robert’s math scores are closer to the 8th grade level. Most of Robert’s core classes are team-taught but he is extremely reluctant to ask for any assistance and he does not utilize accommodations or Assistive Technology, such as extended time for exams or taped texts. Although his attendance at school is quite good, Robert consistently turns in assignments that are late or incomplete. He failed 2 classes last semester – Government and Biology. Robert has a part-time job bagging groceries and works about 20 hours per week with no supports from school. He is interested in a career related to the building trades, but knows very little about those training requirements or job opportunities in the trades.
Progress Monitoring and Decision Rule Used for determining decisions Twice a month, Betty’s teacher will score the rubrics and graph her score. If 4 consecutive data points fall below the expected growth line, changes in instruction will be considered.
Rubrics and Checklists Used to monitor progress Makes unmeasurable concepts and expectations measurable Can be curricular based OR completely individualized
SR27 & SR28 Does the baseline contain a numeric measure of current performance? Does the annual goal contain the same numeric measure of performance as the baseline?
SR30 a, b, c (a) Conditions (when and how the individual will perform)? (b) Skill or behavior (what the individual will do)? (c) Criterion (the acceptable level of performance at the end of the goal period)?
SR31 & SR32 Do the evaluations/progress monitoring procedures identify how ( a procedure by which) progress will be measured? AND AND Do the evaluation/progress monitoring procedures identify how often (frequency that) progress will be measured?
SR33 Can the goal be monitored using the procedures described in the Evaluation/Progress Monitoring procedure section of the IEP?
SR34 Is the goal stated above based on the district standards and benchmarks?
SR34 a, b (a) Is a decision rule stated that will be used to consider the need for instructional changes? (b) Have the data as described in the Evaluation/Progress Monitoring procedures section of the IEP been collected and documented?
SR35 Are the decisions to continue or change instruction made based on progress monitoring data?
Final Activity Work in pairs to develop a goal and/or rubric with your current IEP. These will be collected and posted.
For more information: Marty Paul, Mississippi Bend AEA 563-344-6277 Chuck Solheim, Mississippi Bend AEA 563-344-6309 Jane Rock, Mississippi Bend AEA 563-344-6288 Michelle Wehr, Mississippi Bend AEA 563-344-6292 Bruce Noah, Davenport Community Schools 563-336-3835 The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender identity, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age or disability in its educational programs, services or employment practices. Inquiries concerning this statement should be addressed to the Equity Coordinator, 729 – 21st Street, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, Phone: 563-344-6410. The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender identity, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age or disability in its educational programs, services or employment practices. Inquiries concerning this statement should be addressed to the Equity Coordinator, 729 – 21st Street, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, Phone: 563-344-6410.