IEPs are developed based on evaluation and data about your child’s educational challenges from which IEP goals are created. These goals are one important way that the IEP team determines whether your child is making progress over one year. This training focuses on how to understand the IEP document and why goals are SO important. Having appropriate individualized goals, and understanding how to read the IEP can help your child get the most out of special education. We will also discuss common pitfalls to avoid – goals too low or too high or based on insufficient data or understanding of how the child's disability impacts her access to education.