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Speaker Notes:

Slide 15: Short-term instructional objectives and benchmarks

Short-term objectives are the intermediate knowledge, skills and/or behaviors that must be learned for the student to reach the annual goal.

Benchmarks are the major milestones that the student will demonstrate that lead to the annual goal.

For further information about the difference between short-term instructional objectives and benchmarks, please refer to the Guide to Quality IEP Program Development and Implementation, which was referenced on slide #4.