GoalWorks: A revolutionary approach to driving progress for students who have disabilities or learning differences.


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GoalWorks: A Revolutionary Approach to Measuring Student Progress


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GoalWorks: A Revolutionary Approach to Measuring Student Progress


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What is GoalWorks?

What is GoalWorks?

GoalWorks is an online platform that truly revolutionizes the way we write goals, plan intervention strategies, and measure progress. For students who have IEPs, GoalWorks is the bridge between the IEP and what happens every day in the classroom. The purpose of GoalWorks is to go beyond the letter of IDEA to meet the spirit of IDEA and provide research-based support to every student who is behind grade level on a critical skill.

Who should use GoalWorks?

Although GoalWorks was designed to support the progress of students who qualify for an IEP, the process should be used with any student who is behind grade level on a critical skill—regardless of disability status. We want schools to use GoalWorks to build equity of instruction within their schools and support all learners who are behind grade level with the same research-based practices.

What is GoalWorks?

GoalWorks is an online platform that truly revolutionizes the way we write goals, plan intervention strategies, and measure progress. For students who have IEPs, GoalWorks is the bridge between the IEP and what happens every day in the classroom. The purpose of GoalWorks is to go beyond the letter of IDEA to meet the spirit of IDEA and provide research-based support to every student who is behind grade level on a critical skill.

Who should use GoalWorks?

Although GoalWorks was designed to support the progress of students who qualify for an IEP, the process should be used with any student who is behind grade level on a critical skill—regardless of disability status. We want schools to use GoalWorks to build equity of instruction within their schools and support all learners who are behind grade level with the same research-based practices.

Data Driven

Our goal attainment scaling framework enables progress data to be measured across spectrums.
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Promotes Communication

Provides the entire growth team, educators, parents and administrators the ability to communicate needed strategy changes in real time.
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Individualized

Guides educators through the process of writing meaningful, measurable and individualized goals.
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Cloud Based

As an online platform, GoalWorks can be accessed on any of your digital devices.
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How is GoalWorks different from other IEP or goal writing software?

Other programs include a bank of prewritten goals. Goal banks ensure that goals are measurable, but they fail to meet the individualized interests and strengths of each student. Completely open forms guarantee individualization of goals, but they often fail to be truly measurable. The creators of GoalWorks are committed to offering a solution that leads to measurable and individualized goals.

There are other IEP case management tools on the market. GoalWorks is a cloud-based platform that organizes the management of IEP or other student goals. More importantly, though, GoalWorks provides the practical and meaningful method for measuring and monitoring every student’s progress in real time. GoalWorks does this while seamlessly enabling and encouraging the entire team, including educators, administrators and parents to take part in the process.

  • GoalWorks is NOT a goal bank. Goal banks are tempting because it is faster to select a pre-written goal than generate an individualized one. Many argue that goal banks do not meet the requirements of IDEA, though, because the goals are rarely truly individualized for the student.
  • GoalWorks is NOT just a simple tool to write IEPs on an acceptable form for the governmental region, although it does include this ability for those who need it.
  • GoalWorks is NOT merely an administrative tool designed to insure legal compliance – it’s a whole lot more.

Why GoalWorks exists

GoalWorks was developed because of the clear need found in schools for support on measuring progress. The IDEA area of lowest compliance for states is in the area of progress monitoring and reporting (Etscheidt, 2006). The research of our developer, Lee Ann Jung, as well as other researchers revealed serious problems with the quality of individualized goals. But Lee Ann’s research also promisingly demonstrated that by embedding prompts into the intervention planning form, we can drastically improve the quality of plans teams develop (Jung, 2010). Leaning on this and other research, we developed a platform that systematically supports teams to develop the highest quality goals and measures in a way that is practical in real world settings.

 

The GoalWorks Strategy

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    Equity Strategy

    GoalWorks creates learning equity by ensuring that all students, including struggling learners with IEPs and RTI plans, have the same opportunities for improvement and life success by focusing on learning progress instead of just grades and test scores.
    “We should be judging success by their learning progress.” – Steve Case, The Third Wave
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    Training Strategy

    GoalWorks is an education driven approach to software encompassing in-app educator learning tools, professional development opportunities and was created based on 14 years of evidence based research in intervention strategies.
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    Team Strategy

    GoalWorks is a cloud-based service that enables all members of a students growth team to communicate and monitor a students progress in real time and on any device.
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The GoalWorks Strategy

  • Connector.

    Equity Strategy

    GoalWorks creates learning equity by ensuring that all students, including struggling learners with IEPs and RTI plans, have the same opportunities for improvement and life success by focusing on learning progress instead of just grades and test scores.
    “We should be judging success by their learning progress.” – Steve Case, The Third Wave
    LEARN MORE >

  • Connector.

    Training Strategy

    GoalWorks is an education driven approach to software encompassing in-app educator learning tools, professional development opportunities and was created based on 14 years of evidence based research in intervention strategies.
    LEARN MORE >

  • Connector.

    Team Strategy

    GoalWorks is a cloud-based service that enables all members of a students growth team to communicate and monitor a students progress in real time and on any device.
    LEARN MORE >