IEP Goals and the Student: How Can We Determine Effective Progress?

Special education program and placement decisions hinge on whether or not a child is making “effective progress.”  The state regulations further define effective progress, but how does the definition operate in the real world?  How can we determine what is or is not effective progress?  How do we document the presence or absence of effective progress for an individual student?  When there is disagreement about effective progress, what are appropriate ways to resolve the disagreement, and what should we avoid?

Newton parent of a child with special needs, attorney Dan Heffernan, joins us to consider this perennial question and offer suggestions for parents on this issue. Light refreshments and networking begin at 7:15 pm. Presentation 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Visit for more information about NewtonPAC for Special Education.

November 3rd at 7:30 pm
Ed Center, Room 210
100 Walnut Street