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Tuesday's Tip: Smarter Goal - Research-Based Programming


So why the emphasis on research/evidence based methods or programs? If you google something like "teach phonics step by step" you will have a mere 1,460,000 responses to plow through and figure out which ones work and which ones do not. The advantage one has with research based programming is that the program has been shown to be effective over time with multiple students. There are also programs designed to address specific challenges, such as dyslexia. When you get to the point in the IEP where goals and specially designed instructions are being addressed programming must also be addressed.

  • Programming should be noted in present levels or SDIs

  • Research and evidence-based requirements exist for special education, related services, and supplementary aids being used to attain progress.

  • Methodology described and documented in the goal or the SDIs

  • Rarely happens but mandated since 2004


  • Research or evidence based is also related to the skill sets and behaviors that are “teachable with cues and strategies"

  • A statement of the special education and related services and supplemental aids and services, based on peer-reviewed research to the extent practicable, to be provided to the child, or on behalf of the child, and a statement of the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided to enable the child ... [34 CFR 300.320 (a)(4)

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CITATIONS AND SOURCES: FOR SMARTER GOAL SERIES

  1. Journal Of Experimental Child Psychology 38, 175-190 (1984) Assessing Phonological Awareness in Kindergarten Children: Issues of Task Comparability Keith E. Stanovich, Anne E. Cunningham, and Barbara B. Cramer

  2. http://idea.ed.gov/

  3. https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/b/d/300.320

  4. Cornell Law School, https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/34/300.320

  5. NSEAI Board Certified Education Advocate (BCEA) Curriculum - org

  6. United States Department Of Education Washington, DC 20202, December 7, 2017 - Questions and Answers on U. S. Supreme Court Case Decision - Endrew F.v.Douglas County School District Re-1, https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/qa-endrewcase-12-07-2017.pdf

  7. https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/b/a/300.39/a

  8. https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/b/a/300.42

  9. January 2, 2020, https://sites.ed.gov/idea/regs/b/d/300.320

  10. IEP and Lesson Plan Development Handbook, Kentucky Special Education Cooperatives, http://www.ocmboces.org/tfiles/folder2434/SDI%20-%20SAS%20Kentucky%20Sped%20Handbook.pdf

  11. US Department of Education Letter, May 9, 2012, https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/11-026517r-ma-chambers-definitions-5-4-12.pdf

  12. “The Educated Child” - Bennett

  13. 22 PA Code, Chapter 4 – Appendix A – Academic Standards for Reading Writing, Speaking and Listening and Academic Standards for Mathematics

  14. National reading vocabulary list https://www.boone.k12.ky.us/userfiles/2091/My%20Files/National%20Reading%20Vocabulary.pdf?id=442852

  15. https://www.knoxeducation.com/sites/main/files/file-attachments/guided_reading_packet_2018_update_4_kw_3.pdf?1520902041

  16. Standards-Based IEP – PATTAN handout 8/19/08

  17. The Power of SMART Goals: Using Goals to Improve Student Learning Paperback – November 4, 2005, by Anne E. Conzemius, Jan O'Neill

  18. Goal Setting: Forget SMART Goals Try SMARTER Goals (smart goals, how to set goals, goal setting success, goal setting guide, goal setting workbook, smart goal setting, goals) by Martin Formato | May 18, 2016

  19. Doran, G. T. (1981). "There's a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management's goals and objectives". Management Review. 70 (11): 35–36.

  20. When SMART Goals Don't Work, Here's What to Do Instead, https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/232909

  21. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMART_criteria

  22. SAMHSA Native Connections. "Setting Goals and Developing Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound Objectives" (PDF). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/nc-smart-goals-fact-sheet.pdf

  23. Leader Syndrome Setting objectives: better than SMART is SMARTER. 2012 revised 2015 https://leadersyndrome.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/setting-objectives-better-than-smart-is-smarter/

  24. DOE MASS - Sample Educator S.M.A.R.T. Goals Aligned to District/School Improvement Goals http://www.doe.mass.edu/edeval/resources/implementation/smartgoals.pdf

  25. DOE Georgia Seemingly SMART Goals Training Videos https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Smart-Goals-Training-Videos.aspx

  26. US Dept of Education, Writing goals and objectives https://www2.ed.gov/programs/slcp/slc-wgandobj-book-f.pdf

  27. Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Goals: 7 Steps to Achieving Any Goal https://www.wanderlustworker.com/setting-s-m-a-r-t-e-r-goals-7-steps-to-achieving-any-goal/

  28. DODEA Department of Defense Education Activity https://www.dodea.edu/EdgrenHS/Continuous-School-Improvement.cfm

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