How do you address the needs of struggling learners and students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP) in your math classroom? By leveraging the Standards for Mathematical Practice (NGA and CCSSP, 2010) during the IEP goal setting and objective writing process, we were able to help all of our students in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) make meaningful gains in mathematics learning. In this blog, we want to briefly share the essential elements of an IEP goal-setting tool that is transforming instruction for our students receiving special education services.
Joyce Agness and Kym Craig are outstanding leaders and innovators working to support students who receive special education services and the teachers who perform miracles for those students everyday. They work for the Howard County Public School System but find their influence extending to all corners of the State of Maryland.