I have been going over, and over, and over difficult child's IEP. Here is the Goal: "Knight needs to learn and practice coping skills to self-regulate his impulsive behavior or feelings of anger or anxiety from a level of demonstrating disrespectful or distracting off-task behavior resulting in 5 detentions and 1 suspension in a two month period to a level of 1 detention or suspension over the course of a three month period." I am struggling with what this means. Are they saying that in the past 2 months he's been given 5 detentions and one suspension but in any 3 month period going forward the goal is one or less? Or do they have a year to achieve the goal of going 3 months with only one in a 3 month period. My concern is that it's the latter in which I am not on board with their "progress towards meeting this annual goal" which is "observations" To me that isn't measureable! Further muddying the waters is the fact that Knight has already been suspended 10 times this year; I don't know that they can suspend him again without a Manifest Determination, which if that stops them from suspending him, means the goal really isn't a goal because they then CAN'T suspend him anymore. Clear as mud? How can we re-word?