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Before we discuss annual iep goals and objectives it is important to explain the difference between these goals and Postsecondary goals. As explained in Indicator 13, post-secondary goals are what the student wants to achieve as an adult regarding employment, training and education, and independent living. These goals are the ultimate outcome that a student would like to achieve after they transition from high school (or completing a program) to adult life. Some districts also call these goals post-secondary outcomes or transition goals.
Annual transition goals and objectives are the skills/behaviors a student must be taught before entering the adult world. These annual goals are stepping stones in the process of achieving postsecondary goals. Also, these goals are written annually for what the student is going to achieve before leaving high school or completing the program.
As required by IDEA 2004, there must be at least one annual transition goal for each transition age student with an IEP. There are two common methods for writing annual goals which are:
1. Method 1 – Very specific and focuses on increasing, improving, and acquiring skills/behaviors
2. Method 2 – Focuses on tasks and each post-secondary area written in a “check list” format
In this week’s video, you will see examples on writing postsecondary goals, annual iep goals, and objectives using both methods. By using these methods, teachers can ensure they are writing compliant goals that can be clearly communicated with students and members of the IEP team.
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