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  • Bran Hicks M.Ed.

15 Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives for Writing and Written Expression

Updated: Nov 18, 2022

All IEP writing goals should focus on the student's strengths and areas for improvement. IEP goals can be difficult to come up with but we've created a printable list of measurable IEP goals that will help you get started!

These IEP goals are designed to assist in improving your student's writing skills, oral language comprehension, and written language production.

Keep in mind that objectives are usually built on top of one another. For example, if a kid is having difficulty controlling a pencil, the first goal wouldn't be for him or her to write the letter "a." Instead, an objective regarding pencil control such as line tracing would be more in line with a measurable learning progression.

The process of writing IEP goals might be difficult and time-consuming for new teachers and teachers of every level are sometimes hesitant when creating IEP goals for complicated student needs. If you struggle with writing your own goals,


TeachTastic IEP's is here to assist you. The objective bank is growing and ever-expanding daily with over 1,000 goals to date.


Here is a sample list of measurable IEP goals for writing and written expression.



2nd-grade writing IEP goals


Capitalization IEP Goal

By (date), when given incorrectly capitalized sentences with people and pets, names of places, and geographic features, the student will make all capitalization corrections, improving grammar and mechanics skills from 0/10 work samples out of ten consecutive trials to 8/10 work samples in ten consecutive trials.


Comma Use IEP Goal

By (date), when given sentences with series, dates, and names of places, the student will add any missing commas, improving grammar and mechanics skills from 0/10 work samples out of ten consecutive trials to 8/10 work samples in ten consecutive trials.


Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns IEP Goal

By (date), when given an incorrect sentence, the student will identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns, improving grammar and mechanics skills from 0/10 work samples out of ten consecutive trials to 8/10 work samples in ten consecutive trials.


Combining sentences by subjects and predicates IEP Goal

By (date), when given two sentences, the student will combine sentences by subjects and predicates, improving writing strategies skills from 0/10 work samples out of ten consecutive trials to 8/10 work samples in ten consecutive trials.