If your child has an IEP then you want to make sure your child’s IEP goals are related to his or her IEP Priority Educational Needs. If you want to take your child’s IEP from a good IEP to a great IEP then the IEP goals must be linked to their priority educational needs. The priority educational needs specify the most important needs for your child. Thus, if you get a strong priority educational need statement written on the IEP then you must follow that with strong IEP Goals. These priority needs are usually listed at the end of your Present Level of Performance. For example, Math readiness, social skills, speech and language and organizational skills. If these are your child’s priority educational needs, then the IEP goals must reflect all of these areas.
The SeeMyIEP team’s thinking is that if you have great IEP goals for your child then the teaching they receive is precisely delivered to improve their needs. Therefore, great IEP goals result in the teacher intensely teaching the most important skills your child must learn. This should result in your child getting great education!