Teachers will meet with administrators to review SMART goals, rationale, and action plan. Each education is required to create a student learning goal and a professional learning goal. See some examples of specific SMART goals below:

SMART Goal Example(s)

Possible Smart Team Goal:  Given training and access to grade level text in an audio format students with significant decoding weaknesses as measured by below benchmark scores on the DIBELS will answer literal and inferential comprehension questions with at least 85% accuracy

Actions to be taken:

Role of technology teacher:

  • Identify audio book options appropriate for grade level

  • Ensure that the options are loaded unto appropriate electronic device

  • Train staff and students in use

Role of Classroom Teacher:

  • Teach comprehension strategy

  • Identify and monitor assessment tool

Role of Special Educator:

  • Provide additional scaffolding and strategy instruction to support students

  • Assist in the development and interpretation of appropriate assessment tools to monitor progress

Professional Practice Goal: Increase collaborative learning in math by creating project -based lessons to allow students to work in groups. By the end of the year, I will develop, teach, and evaluate 6 lessons, and share them with our school's math director and coach for feedback.
Professional Practice Goal: Increase positive communication with parents of struggling students. By the end of the year, I will make at least 5 positive contacts with my 10 lowest-performing students' families, and will update my team on their progress.
Professional Practice Goal: I will improve my skills in teaching the writing process, with particular attention to modeling lessons and conferencing with students. By the end of the year, I will model three writing genres with my grade level team and reading specialist, and will develop writing binders for my students which include revised samples of all three genres and writers' tools. I will also develop a teacher resource binder.
Student Learning Goal: During the 2013-14 school year, non-proficient students in ELA (as indicated by spring MCAS scores) will improve their GRADE scores from fall to spring by at least 1 stanine.
Student Learning Goal: During the 2013-14 school year, Students who scored 4 or below on the GMADE assessment in the fall will increase their score by at least 1 stanine in the spring GMADE assessment.
Student Learning Goal: By May 2014, the percentage of students reading below grade level will decrease from 20% to 5% while all students will demonstrate an increase in their reading levels.

Team Student Learning Goals:

The regular education and special education teachers will perform small group interventions using materials (such as Symphony Math, Number Worlds, FastMath, Pinpoint) to be determined based on GMADE and unit assessment scores, with students who score below average to improve their individual scores by at least one stanine between the Fall and Spring assessment.


Using manipulatives such as popsicles sticks, rekenreks, and unifix cubes, students will model numbers 1-20 to demonstrate an understanding of place value for tens and ones 80% of the time as measured by our end of the year Everyday Math assessments. This will be accomplished by having a weekly twenty-minute mathematics RTI block, sixty minutes of mathematics instruction on a daily basis and an analysis of the results from the Everyday Mathematics Mid-Year Assessment.