IEP Writing Success Kit: Early Elementary Version 1 with Special Education Assessments & Goals
Version 1 of the Early Elementary IEP Success Kit helps you work smarter, not harder on your IEPs! To learn more about the kit, check out the preview here !
Work Smarter, Not Harder
If IEP writing is a task you dread or that consumes your hours after work and on the weekends, then the IEP Success Kit is for you! The goal of the IEP Success Kit is to help you write even stronger IEP present levels (PLOPs or PLAAFPs) and goals while saving time.
This kit is for students working at an early elementary, PreK to 2nd, grade level. It includes:
- Comprehensive student assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics
- A detailed teacher’s guide with additional academic assessments, scoring guides, and IEP friendly score reporting language
- An editable set of present levels templates for reading, writing, and mathematics
- An IEP goal bank with present levels examples, Common Core aligned goals for Kindergarten through fifth grade, and tips on how to modify the goals to make them work for your students.
Each component of the kit has been tailor designed to create a seamless IEP writing experience. The student assessments flow to the present levels and the present levels to the goals to save you, and your students, time. There are assessments, goals, and present levels language in this kit for students who are just learning letters and numbers and ones for students who can read at a first grade level and solve addition and subtraction problems on their own. You pick and choose the assessments, the goals, and the type of templates that work for you and for your student!
Note that this is Version 1 of the Early Elementary kit. Versions 1 and 2 have the same exact assessments but with different content (like words, problems, stories, etc.,) so that you can use one for annual IEPs and informal assessments and the other for progress reporting and interim assessments—or just so not all students are seeing the same exact problems!
What Do You Get?
- For reading you get:
- Assessments, including: reading comprehension stories; Dolch sight words assessments; phonics based decoding assessments; phonemic awareness activities; concept about print rubrics; letter identification materials
- Scoring guides, including: IEP friendly language for what students CAN do in each of those areas, not what they can’t do. Can they identify words that rhyme? Give a story retell? Choose which of three character pictures shows the main character in the story?
- Present level examples and templates for decoding and comprehension at three different levels (from PreK through 5th grade)
- Common Core aligned IEP goals in decoding/word recognition and comprehension from Kindergarten to 5th grade
- For writing you get:
- Assessments, including: spelling sounds assessments; writing fluency activities; narrative writing prompts; letter writing
- Scoring guides including: IEP friendly language for what students CAN do in each of those areas, not what they can’t do. Can they write on the line? Encode any sounds they hear? Draw a picture that matches their story?
- Present level examples and templates for emergent, transition, and fluent writers with explanations on how the assessments fit into the present levels
- Common Core aligned IEP goals in spelling, story writing, writing stamina, and grammar for Kindergarten to 5th
- For mathematics you get:
- Assessments, including: number identification and writing; word problems with and without picture supports; addition and subtraction problems with and without picture supports; number sense activities; life skills mathematics assessments including money, time, colors, shapes, patterns, and calendar activities; mathematical concepts assessments like smaller and bigger, more and less.
- Scoring guides including: IEP friendly language for what students CAN do in each of those areas, not what they can’t do. Can they choose how many items are in a group? Tell you one more than a number? Tell their birthday?
- Present level examples and templates at four levels for students just learning numbers, just learning addition and subtraction, learning multiplication and division, and for those at a more advanced level.
- Common Core aligned IEP goals in word problems, addition and subtraction, and number sense, with tips on how to modify the goals.
The Fine Print
- The Goal Book and Present Levels examples are the same across all levels and versions to make them easier to use and to customize. The assessments and teacher’s guide are what changes.
- The assessments are comprehensive, except that they do not include a DRA or similar assessment, which we recommend giving in addition to these assessments.
- The present levels templates are very thorough, as are the assessments. Not every assessment or present level component makes sense for every student! Pick and choose what makes sense for your student—you are the expert on your students!
- If you are looking for Common Core aligned interventions that match the goals and assessments in the success kit, check out the store! For writing, we have writing fluency, descriptive writing, and complete sentences interventions. For mathematics, we have word problem and computation interventions from addition facts to long division. Reading interventions are coming soon!