Goalbook Significantly Improves Instructional Planning, Research Shows

Professors discover that using Goalbook helps teachers provide access to rigorous curriculum

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PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA (Feb. 25, 2014) – When special education teachers write learning goals for?their students, measurable details are important, but often hard to identi fy. According to a recent study?by San Francisco State University (SFSU), Goalbook?helps ensure a student’s Individualized Education?Plan (IEP) is aligned to standards and differentiated?according to the student’s unique needs. Dr. Susan J. Courey, professor of special education?at SFSU, along with faculty member Dr. Phyllis M.Tappe, conducted the study to help their student?teachers develop more personalized learning goals?for their students. “Adopting Common Core standards is uniquely?challenging for special education teachers. Our job?is to identify learning objectives that meet each?student’s needs while maintaining academic rigor,”?said Courey. “A clearly defined IEP is so important to?students with special needs, and actionable goals are?a vital part of that plan.” The professors developed a research-based rubric?and evaluated the goals written by their students,?assigning each a score on a 20-point scale.?The goals developed using Goalbook as a resource?scored an average of 17.5, compared to an average?score of 5.0 for goals developed without Goalbook.?In other words, goals written with the support of?Goalbook contained two and a half times more?information for planning and measuring an individual?student’s success.
We thought Goalbook would have a positive?effect, but the results were phenomenal. Providing?teachers with supports that suggest ideas for dealing?with ability gaps helped our student teachers to?significantly improve their ability to differentiate?instruction for all students
“We thought Goalbook would have a positive?effect, but the results were phenomenal. Providing?teachers with supports that suggest ideas for dealing?with ability gaps helped our student teachers to?significantly improve their ability to differentiate instruction for all students” said Tappe. “The?quality of resources, ease-of-use, and relation to state standards are the keys to?Goalbook’s success.” Goalbook’s online platform helps teachers design?learning objectives aligned to research-based?frameworks, including Universal Design for Learning,?and provides a repertoire of instructional strategies?aimed at providing all students access to the general?curriculum. “Research has proven over the decades that teachers?are the most important school-based factor that?impacts student learning,” said Daniel Jhin Yoo,?co-founder and CEO of Goalbook. “However,?the attrition rate for special education teachers in our schools outpaces that of any other teaching?professional. Goalbook is designed to empower?special educators by supporting their critical work in?designing personalized learning goals and scaffolding?instruction so that all students can reach their full?potential.” “Goalbook is a unique resource,” affirms Courey. “It?provides a rich collection of resources for teachers,?assuring that all students have access to the general?education curriculum, which will better equip them?with the skills they need to succeed in college and?their careers.”

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