Short‐Term Objectives (STOs)

Short-Term Objectives (STOs) are statements in an IEP that describe small, measurable steps a student must learn or master before the student can reach one of his “measurable annual goals.” In Florida, short-term objectives or 11 benchmarks are only required for students who are assessed through Florida Standards Alternate Assessment (FSAA). However, many school districts continue to develop short-term objectives or benchmarks for all students.