is there a limit to the number of goals in the IEP?

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  1. michygarcia

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    Thank you for answering :)
     
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    I do not believe that the number of goals can have a strict limit. However, this might vary from state to state, district to district, etc. You do not want so many goals that you cannot effectively teach them throughout a year.
     
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    There is no limit to goals in IDEA.

    michygarcia, I encourage you to look up your own answers to homework, though.

    Some resources are:
    http://idea.ed.gov/
    http://wrightslaw.com
     
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    There is no limit, and restrictions do vary by state. Some states want you to make a goal for each standard in the general curriculum. I once got an IEP from....I think it was Minnesota....and the child had over 40 goals because they had to address all areas of the standard course of study. Boy am I glad I don't teach there.
     
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    40 goals! Maybe 40 benchmarks to address goals I could kind of understand, but 40 goals! How in the world would someone teach all of these things to mastery in one year?
     
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    I teach in MN and it does not work that way here at all. No student could reasonably master 40 goals. For standards based IEPs, only the standard where the student is not meeting the standard (reading for instance) would there be a goal. That would be one goal.
     
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    I thought the same thing.....there were no benchmarks. The child had reading, writing, and math goals. It was a few years back. I just remember thinking I wonder how the teacher gets anything else done ever.
     
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    I thought maybe Minnesota...I don't specifically remember the state, but I do remember the 40 goals. It really was nuts. We did an Annual Review IMMEDIATELY! lol
     
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    Wow, that sounds more like someone went a little over the moon and created a goal for each state standard. It's the only thing I can fathom.
     
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