How I Use It
When it comes to special education planning, there isn't a better resource out there than Goalbook. This tool helps you create developmentally appropriate goals that are tied to Common Core standards, and gives you resources and strategies to help students meet their goals. Progress monitoring and data reporting are easily done within the program. Goalbook is ideal for a resource classroom, but teachers working in general education settings will find it helpful as well.
When it comes to standards-based goal setting for students with special needs, Goalbook is second to none. It is easy to navigate, intuitive, and makes the entire process of planning and managing an individualized education program easier. The only potential downside I could see to using Goalbook as your go-to IEP tool is if your school already has an IEP process within your student information management system. If you are already writing and tracking your data elsewhere, using Goalbook might feel like doing the same thing twice. Otherwise, integrating this tool into your teaching will help you tremendously.