SMART GOALSWhat are they?Why use them?How do you write them?
Why SMART Goals?Goals are something that you want to achieve in the futureSMART goals assist in getting focused on what to focus efforts towardSMART goals help define exactly what the future state looks like and how it will be measured SMART goals show others how their work aligns and relates to the focus of the school
SMART Goals-Found in the 4 Quality Levels
What Are SMART GOALS?S pecific, strategicM easurableA ttainableR esults-orientedT ime-bound
How To Write SMART GoalsIdentify the big, hairy audacious, critical-few goals that need to be worked on (The Most Important Ones!)Consult the data!What are the greatest areas in need of improvement?Dig deep and get specific (disaggregate!)If all you did was spend time on the identified SMART goals, would the time be well-spent?
ITBS Language Total Scores
SMART Goal ConclusionDuring the 2006-07 school year, SAMPLE school will increase students proficiency in vocabulary skills in the non-proficient student subgroups as measured by the ITBS vocabulary sub test assessment (See targets below for each non-proficient sub group)
Subgroup05-06 Actual06-07 TargetAfrican American52.4%57.4%American Indian50%55%IEP0%20%Free & Reduced58.7%64%
What SMART Goal would you suggest for this problem?
We will work on reducing office referrals.During the 2006-07 school year, Sample School will increase the respect shown by students.During the 2006-07 school year, Sample School will increase the respect shown by students as measured by a 15% reduction in office referrals due to disrespect.
Aligning School Improvement Plans to the District Strategic Plan
SMART GOALS Examples
Practice Writing SMART Goals
Improve This GoalEvery student will show evidence of one year of growth in mathematics each year in attendance.SPECIFIC - MEASUREABLE - ATTAINABLE - REALISTIC - TIME-BOUND
Original: Every student will show evidence of one year of growth in mathematics each year in attendance.SMART GOAL: During the 2006-07 school year, all students will improve their math problem-solving skills as measured by a 1.0 year gain in national grade equivalent growth from the 2005-06 to the 2006-07 ITBS math problem solving sub test.
Improve This GoalStudents will meet or exceed the district writing expectations as measured by the six-traits writing sample scoring.SPECIFIC - MEASUREABLE - ATTAINABLE - REALISTIC - TIME-BOUND
Original: Students will meet or exceed the district writing expectations as measured by the six-traits writing sample scoring.SMART GOAL: During the 2006-07 school year, the number of first through fifth grade regular education students at Sample School improving their writing skills in targeted traits will increase 5% at each grade level (see chart below) as measured by the Six-Traits scoring rubric monthly grade level assessments.
Performance TargetsRubric Target score at/above 3-4Grade LevelFocus Area2005-06 % at/above2006-07 % at/aboveKindergartenIdeas56%61%First grade Organization65%70%Second gradeOrganization48%53%Third gradeWord choice74%79%Fourth gradeWord choice79%84%Fifth gradeConventions62%67%
Improve This GoalStudents will show one years growth in Language Total as measured by ITBS.SPECIFIC - MEASUREABLE - ATTAINABLE - REALISTIC - TIME-BOUND
Original: Students will show one years growth in Language Total as measured by ITBS. SMART GOAL: During the 2006-07 school year, non-proficient students (as indicated by the ITBS vocabulary subtest) at Sample School will improve their vocabulary skills by 5% as measured by an increase in the percentage of students scoring in the high and proficient levels on the ITBS vocabulary assessment.