Navigator Notes- Monitoring Progress On IEP Goals
You may be wondering...
how do I keep track of progress on my child’s IEP goals when school is closed?
First, let’s do a quick rundown of how goals are written. Goals are written based of your child’s present level of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) identified by the evaluation that was conducted.
The PLAAFP lists the strengths and weaknesses of your child. Next, based on the weaknesses, IEP goals are developed which include what will be worked on and the expectation. An example of that would be “While reading a paragraph, Bob will produce the “th” sound 4 out or 5 times at 80% accuracy”.
Progress is measured on the goals written during the IEP with the following options - goal not met, making progress, progress made. During this time, you should be getting schoolwork/ activities from your child’s teacher or therapist to do with your child at home. While doing the work, monitor how your child is doing. How is your child performing?
Keeping track of the work done along with progress will help the IEP team when it’s time to meet again and move forward. Your input will be important to help in the decision making when you meet with the IEP team.