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  February 24, 2010


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National Curriculum Network Conference - College of Willliam and Mary
March 10-12, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Teacher Preparation

Marshall University

Program requirements

West Virginia University

Program requirements

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Annual Goals

     Annual goals must relate specifically to the needs identified in the Present Levels. A goal must be observable and measurable and describe what a student can reasonably accomplish in a year.

IEP Goal Development

      1. The Timeframe must be no more than a year.

      2. The Condition incorporates an evidence-based strategy, which addresses Process.

      3. The Behavior states what the student will do. It addresses Content or Product.

*  Content - advanced or accelerated; enriched/greater depth
*  Process - address different learning styles; use different models/mind-maps/charts; problem-solving, critical thinking
*  Product - complex; creative; performance-based

     4. The Evaluation Criteria with Procedure identifies how the product or behavior will be measured and state the expected performance level.

IEP Goals Page

Example of each.

By the end of the 2009-2010 school year, given direct instruction, Jane will progress in using conventions of writing on teacher made creative writing assignments with 93 percent accuracy. This connects to a WV CSOs at grade level, but what is the specialized instruction - differentiated process?


By the end of the 2009-2010 school year, given instruction in using the William and Mary Creative Writing Model, Jane will demonstrate conventions of creative writing at the 4th (highest) level of a 4-level creative writing rubric for 3 out of 4 trials.

Additional Resources

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)

National Research Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Special Programs, Extended and Early Learning
Building 6, Room 304
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Charleston, WV 25305
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