This four-page guide is a time-saver for IEP Goal development! This is designed for parents, advocates, school staff, administrators, and university professors who teach college students in education and related services fields. The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. acronym is a prompting system that includes all 13 federal mandates to ensure compliance. The guide helps teams avoid common pitfalls of the frustrating goal-writing process and can be easily communicated to staff and parents, removing the cumbersome jargon of special education laws. The S.M.A.R.T.E.R. Steps process is helpful in preventing IEP stress and reducing disputes between parents and schools.