Using Classworks Data to Create IEP Goals

Using Classworks Data to Create IEP Goals


Creating effective IEP goals begins with understanding where your student is and what they are ready to work on. Additionally, it involves measuring progress and providing Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for students to meet their goals. Classworks provides the data to create measurable, individualized academic goals and we make it simple to copy and paste the data into the tool of your choice! You have assessments to identify present levels of performance, standards and skills-based goals and objectives, and automated progress monitoring on the selected objectives. Want to take it a step further? Students have an individualized learning path (ILP) with the exact instruction they need to achieve goals based on their screener and weekly Progress Monitoring data. Learn more about ILPs in our knowledge base

Below is an example of an IEP goal using Classworks data and step-by-step guidance on where to find the data.

An Example of IEP Goal and Objectives

Present Level of Performance for Chester Barrett

Chester’s present level of performance has been generated from the Classworks Reading Universal Screener Level 5 assessment taken on 03/20/2022. Chester earned an overall score of 310 placing Chester in the 7th percentile nationally. Chester’s overall grade level equivalency is 2nd grade.
The performance in Grammar/Usage/Mechanics earned Chester a score of 310 which is equivalent to 2nd grade level performance.

The performance in Reading earned Chester a score of 200 which is equivalent to K grade level performance. The Reading domain is the most significant area of need.

Word Analysis
The performance in Word Analysis earned Chester a score of 470 which is equivalent to 5th grade level performance. 

IEP Annual Goal - Standard

A fifth-grade reading standard is selected for the annual goal.
RF.5.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


Objectives for progress monitoring are selected at level 1 for reading due to Chester’s present level of performance in reading. Once Progress Monitoring is started for Chester, his weekly probes will measure progress on the objectives below. 
  1. Ask and answer questions while reading
  2. Identify main ideas and supporting details
  3. Identify and describe the plot, setting, and character(s) in a story
  4. Identify sequence of events in texts

Where to Find the Data

Present Level of Performance

Select the student's name in Classworks to view the detail of the student.

Choose Screening to view the Present Level of Performance information. 
Classworks allows you to easily copy and paste into the IEP writing tool of your choice. Use the icon  to easily copy and paste the data into the tool.

IEP Annual Goal - Standard

Select the view standards button in Screening to select the relevant standard. 

Choose the standard related to the appropriate domain based on the student’s screening results. 


To choose the short-term objectives go to Progress Monitoring. Choose your student and select Start. Select skill based. Next, select the skill domain and level of performance. For example, for Chester, we have chosen Reading Level 1 based on Chester’s Screener data. Click the blue link that says Writing IEP Goals?  Please note, Classworks and NCII recommend that you choose objectives at the student’s present level of performance, however, teachers can select the level of their choice. 

Selecting the link takes you to a list of objectives and standards. Easily copy and paste the objectives you want to add to the IEP goal.

Once you’ve finalized your Progress Monitoring selections, click Start. The student will receive weekly probes to measure progress on your selected objectives.

 View progress each week by selecting the student, clicking view detail, and Progress Monitoring. 

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