- Behavior goals are written into the IEP in order to support the the implementation of the BIP, and also to create a goal to increase accountability, as well as to show progress in a measureable way.
- The key to writing a good behavior goal is to first begin with very clear, specific baseline, in order to establish what level the student should be working towards for the following year.
- The goal may look to increase replacement behavior or decrease target behavior, and is directly related to the steps outlined in the BIP.
- A typical goal may follow the following format:
- By (date), Given __(what supports does the student need to reach this goal), ___(name) will __(use replacement behavior)__ to achieve __ (function of behavior)__ with __% accuracy, in ⅘ school days, as measured by _(data collection)__.