Review "Family Input for
and Transitioning." Identify a functional goal that could be implemented for
one of the students in your field experience classroom. Use pseudo names when speaking of
students to protect their identity. Discuss existing student supports and barriers that would need to
One goal that can be used for a student in my field experience classroom that can be implemented at school and at
home would be:
Student A will be able to build independence by getting himself out of his wheelchair and into another seat achieving
a criteria of
trials as documented and supported by the special education teacher, staff, and physical therapist.
In the video, "
Family Input for Functional Goals and Transitioning
" it discusses how families are wanting to
incorporate goals that are more functional; they want to see their child be more independent and use daily living
skills they can take with them beyond their school days (GCU Academics- Education, 2020). The goal I proposed
for Student A is one that I feel should be a goal. If he wants to take a break from his wheelchair, he can work to build
his skills, and eventually do it on his own. Barriers that affect this student are: current physical strength, he is easily
distracted, and is currently limited in how much he assists with transitions from his wheelchair. Supports that he has
in place are: adult assistance with most tasks, Convaid stroller, activity chair, and has related services with OT, PT,
How do curriculum-based measurements and informal assessments support team decision-making
when developing IEP goals and objectives? Provide an example and 2-3 benefits for each one.
"Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a method teachers use to find out how students are
progressing in basic academic areas such as math, reading, writing, and spelling" ( McLane, n.d.). It
can be beneficial for parents and IEP Team members because of how data is tracked. If a student is
not meeting performance expectations, then the teacher is able to adjust according to deficit areas.
Informal assessments are quick and easy. They can be based on observations, a skills checklist, or
an exit ticket.
CBM graphs can help create a common understanding among parents, teachers,
administrators, and other professionals (such as school psychologists).
If your child receives special education services, CBM graphs can increase productive
communication at IEP meetings about the child's current performance level. They can also
be useful in developing better goals and objectives for the IEP (McLane,
Fact sheet: Benefits of
Informal assessment benefits:
How to plan daily instruction so that student needs are met
"How students should be grouped for instruction so that each student receives instruction at