• Strategic and Specific – Linked to district priorities and part of a larger vision of success focused on students’ needs.
• Measurable – The goal specifies how teachers will know that the desired learning was accomplished. “Measurement can and should occur in a number of different ways using a variety of different tools and strategies,” say Conzemius and O’Neill.
• Attainable – The learning outcome is within the realm of teachers’ influence and control, and doable given current resources.
• Results-oriented – Aimed at specific student learning outcomes that schools can measure or observe; this could be a percentage of students who improve in a certain area, or a demonstration of learning defined by the teacher.
• Time-bound – Having a specific date by which the learning will be completed helps make the goal a priority and determine if it’s attainable.
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