On Task Rubric

On Task Rubric
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Does anyone else have a hard time writing measurable IEP goals for students who need to work on staying on task? So many times in IEPs, I read something that sounds like this: "By next year, the student will stay on task, improving from 1/5 to 5/5 observed opportunities."- What does that even mean? How do you decide what's "on task" and what isn't?

If you're wondering the same thing, then this rubric is exactly what you need!

I made this for one of my students based on what he needs to work on, but you can make edits to this to fit your students. Maybe they don't need to work on staying in their seat- take that row out, and change the total to 12. Maybe they have way more distracting behaviors- change the numbers in the squares to what you would like their goals to be. Maybe there's another aspect of "staying on task" that you want them to work on- add that. Make it work for your student! I hope this resource helps you write a better, more measurable goal for your students.

Sample IEP goal to go with this rubric:

"By when given a 30-minute independent work activity, will stay on task throughout the activity, improving study/organization skills on task, from a score of /16 on the attached rubric across 5 consecutive work sessions, to a score of /16 on the attached rubric across 5 consecutive work sessions, as measured by teacher observations and rubric data."

Please leave feedback, or let me know if there are other rubrics that you would find helpful!
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