Here are some examples and non-examples of transition IEP goals that address more than employment activities.
Given travel training situations, Lissette will demonstrate sitting quietly and refraining from talking to strangers while utilizing public transportation at least two times across three opportunities.
This is a great goal because it describes a skill Lissette would need to have in her repertoire of skills in order to travel using public transportation. And the annual goal is a skill that will be worked on during high school.
Compare the previous goal to the following one and see if you can figure out why the second one is a typical NON-EXAMPLE of a post school transition goal.
Jeremy will participate in field-trips to the grocery store monthly for the duration of this IEP.
This annual goal does not meet federal standards for appropriate Annual Transition Goals, #2 for the following reasons:
This annual goal is not related to the post-secondary goal of independently preparing for work each day and does not indicate the acquisition of a new skill. The structure of the goal itself is also in question. This goal statement does not include conditions or criteria to be measurable.
To learn more about what the federal guidelines are for quality Transition planning goals, please go to the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) website. http://www.nsttac.org/