Benchmarks or Short-Term Objectives

September 2010 In the past, benchmarks or short-term objectives were required elements in every child’s IEP. No longer, however. Now, benchmarks or short-term objectives are required only for children with disabilities who take alternate assessments aligned to alternate achievement standards.IDEA's exact wordsPurpose of benchmarks and short-term objectivesExampleFor whom are benchmarks or objectives required?And for other children? At a state's … [Read more...]

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