how to write a standards-based iep
According to McLaughlin and Ruedel, authors of The School Leader's Guide to Special Education (2012), "IEP goals and objectives were [traditionally] written to address the identification of skill deficits and strategies to alleviate those deficits. Today, IEP teams are expected to develop IEPs that will enable students with disabilities to learn the same content as other students and to show that they are achieving standards. As a result, IEP teams are now using state grade-level content standards to drive the IEP planning process. Most often, teams select state standards as IEP goals and then identify strategies for helping the student meet these goals."