Download: IEP goal tracker

Want help tracking your child’s progress toward meeting their annual IEP goals? Use this printable worksheet, and see filled-in examples for an academic goal and a behavior goal.

Your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) includes annual goals. The school is required to update you on progress toward the goals. But you may want to keep track on your own, too.

This downloadable IEP goal tracker can help you stay on top of your child’s progress throughout the year. It can also help you keep track of questions or observations you might want to raise with the IEP team.

What’s in this download

This printable IEP goal tracker has three parts:

  • A blank form that is digitally editable, so you can fill it in by typing or writing

  • A filled-in example tracking an IEP goal about academics

  • Another filled-in example that tracks an IEP goal about behavior

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How to get started

Choose one goal to focus on in the tracker. Fill out the first page using the information in your child’s IEP:

Use the second page of the tracker to take notes on your child’s progress throughout the year. There is also room on this page to write down the questions and observations you want to share with the IEP team.

Tracking annual goals and smaller milestones

IEPs have to include annual goals. But some states also require IEPs to include smaller milestones. These are often called benchmarks or short-term objectives.

If these smaller milestones are optional in your state, you can ask to include them in the IEP. They can help you see if your child is on track to meet the annual goal.

One key detail is to make sure the goals and smaller milestones are measurable. Learn how to tell if your child’s IEP goals are SMART.


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