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Writing Grade Level, Standards-Aligned Compliant IEP Goals Focused on Outcomes

Grade level, standards-aligned academic IEP goals based on the California Content Standards for all students are critical to ensuring students with disabilities have access to high quality curriculum and instruction based on both grade level expectations and individualized needs. Additionally, composing non-academic goals can pose a challenge for teachers and IEP teams. This training will provide educators with information focused on the requisite skills to develop goals designed to support progress toward mastering grade-level content standards, as well as determining the students’ levels of performance and steps for writing meaningful and measurable non-academic goals. Presenters will lead participants through the goal development process and provide practical tools to aid them in future practice.


  • Develop techniques and practices that engage general education teachers and parents in the student-level data collection process.
  • Unpack grade-level standards based on individual student academic, behavioral, and social/emotional developmental levels (scaling the goal).
  • Be introduced to, and explore the CA Core Content Connectors (CA Alternate Assessment).
  • Create alignment between academic and non-academic goals and services.
  • Develop goals in various areas of individualized student needs that build year-to-year, resulting in successful post-secondary transition to college, career, and civic life independence.

Local Control Accountability Plan Alignments:

Basic Access: Providing all students’ access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities,

Student Achievement: Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency, and college and career preparedness.,

Student Engagement: Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.,

Course Access: Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college & careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.,

Other Student Outcomes: Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.

Annual Performance Indicator Alignments:

Indicator 3: Statewide Assessment,

Indicator 5: Least Restrictive Environments,

Indicator 8: Parent Involvement,

Indicator 11: Eligibility Evaluation

Any of our Regional Trainings can be given at your school site. These Site-Based Trainings are best suited for larger groups, and locations where a version of this training is not already scheduled.

Site-Based Trainings generally require a minimum of 10 participants at your school site. Should you wish to have a Site-Based Training, but do not have enough participants, the SELPA may be able to pair your LEA’s needs with other local SELPA Partners in order to offer the training at your site.

Contact your SELPA Program Specialist to discuss your professional learning needs, and to schedule any site-based trainings.

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