Assessing students for IEP Goals doesn’t have to take forever anymore! Do you ever sit down to write an IEP and wonder what IEP goal you should give them? Do you wonder where to start them in tier 3 intervention? These quick and easy assessments are perfect for finding out your students’ strengths and weaknesses in just a few minutes.
For many special education teachers, we’re responsible for holding move-in conferences and evaluation conferences without having much time to work with our future special education students.
So, where do you start with an IEP goal?!
With these assessments, you’ll be able to tell exactly what goal or goals you need to create for each of your students. Depending on their abilities, most students can be assessed in 5-10 minutes.
From there, you’ll be able to sit in an IEP conference and tell parents exactly what their child CAN do, as well as set IEP goals for them to work on during the upcoming year.
When it's time for a student’s Annual Case Conference, you can repeat the assessment and brag about the results their child has accomplished over the course of the school year.
With these assessments, you can quickly assess your students in:
- Letter Recognition
- Letter Sounds
- Letter Writing
- Name Writing
- Number Recognition
- Number Writing
- Verbal Counting
- 1:1 Correspondence
- Hearing and Producing Rhymes
- Manipulating Phonemes in Small Words
- Decoding One Syllable Words with Typical Spelling Patterns
- Reading High Frequency Words
- Spelling Words with Typical Spelling Patterns
- Writing Sentences
- Solving Basic Math Addition Facts within One Minute
- Solving Addition & Subtraction with and without Regrouping
- Solving Basic Multiplication Facts within One Minute
- Solving Multiplication and Division Problems
Use ONE assessment or ALL of them! It's up to you.
Writing IEPs without having a clear idea of what a student can or cannot do is tough. With these assessments, you’ll love how quickly you can determine what your students have mastered.
- Seven assessments that can be completed in minutes.
- Word and letter cards for students to use during assessments.
- Three digital assessments to save time printing, cutting, and laminating word cards.
- Recommended interventions based on problem areas for students.
Once you have these files in hand, make several copies of the recording pages and put them on a clipboard. I also like to print and laminate the word cards and add them to a book ring.
When a student needs to be assessed, I grab my clipboard and pull them to the hallway for a few minutes. Then, I’m ready to begin writing the IEP and begin delivering my interventions based on their needs.
OTHER SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS HAVE SAID…
Maggie says, "This resource makes my life so much easier!!! I have received a lot of initial IEP students and this makes it quick and easy to assess them."
Allison says, "This resource has been the #1 assessment piece I use for beginning of the year parent conferences. They are easy to administer and don't take a ton of time. They also give great information and parents love them."
Jennifer says, "This resource is a great way to break down learning difficulties to better serve students during small group instruction."