Workshop Objectives Understand the components that construct a SMART Goal; Discuss the essentials behind SMART goals; Know how to complete the SLP.
NORMS Treat each other with dignity and respect. Be here to actively participate. Stay focused on the topic. Focus on what we CAN do for our students.
Why are Goals Important? The introduction of specific, measurable goals is among the most promising yet underused strategies we can introduce into school improvement efforts. Clear, measurable goals are the center to the mystery of schools success mediocrity, or failure. Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement (1996, p.18) Mike Schmoker
Why are Goals Important? If you dont know where you are going, youll end up someplace else. -Yogi Berra In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. -Unknown Most people aim at NOTHING in life and hit it with amazing accuracy. -Jim Carthcart
Why SMART Goals? 1.Create real discussion and understanding 2.Collaboratively built & agreed upon 3.Focused on student learning 4.Provide follow through 5.Basis for celebration -Learning by Doing (2010,p. 157)
What does SMART stand for? Sstrategic, specific, significant, stretched, systematic, synergistic Mmeasurable, meaningful, motivational, methodical, memorable, magical Aattainable, agreed upon, achievable, acceptable, action-oriented Rresults- oriented, realistic, relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results- based, rigorous Ttime bound, timely, tangible, trackable, time framed, time-based
Is this a SMART Goal? I will go on a diet. No Strategic & Specific? No Measurable? No Attainable? No Result- Oriented? No Time Bound?
Is this a SMART Goal? To improve my health, I will lose 10 pounds by December 25, 2011. Yes (to increase my health) Yes (lose 10 pounds) Strategic & Specific? Yes (compare weight before and after) Measurable? Yes (about 2 pounds a week) Attainable? Yes (describes what it looks like) Result- Oriented? Yes (by December 25, 2011) Time Bound?
How to Build a SMART Goal
Strategic/Specific The team focuses on skills that are essential in the given content or grade level. Objectives are concrete, detailed, focused, and well defined.
Diagnostic Questions What exactly are we going to do, with or for whom? What strategies will be used? Is the objective understood? Is this an important thing for them to know? Is it clear what needs to happen? Will this objective lead to the desired results?
Measurable Measurement source is identified and we will to able to track the results of our actions, as we progress towards achieving the objectives..
Diagnostic Questions How will we know that the change has occurred? Can these measurements be obtained?
Attainable Objectives need to be attainable. If the objective is too far in the future, well find it difficult to keep motivated and to strive towards its attainment. Objectives still need to stretch us, but not so far that we become frustrated and lose motivation.
Diagnostic Questions Can we get it done in the proposed timeframe? Do we understand the limitations and constraints? Can we do this with the resources we have? Has anyone else done this successfully? Is this possible?
Results Oriented Always use data to build your goals! The objective should be challenging, realistic, and also relevant to your students. They may appear optimistic initially and as you develop strategies to achieve them, then they become realistic.
Diagnostic Questions How will we know they have met the goal? What will the learning/behavior outcome look like? Is the goal focusing on what the student will learn rather than what the teacher will do?
Time-Bound Set deadlines for the achievement of the objective. Deadlines create the all important sense of urgency.
Diagnostic Questions When will this objective be accomplished? Is there a stated deadline?
SMART Goal Formula Formula: To increase/decrease what from/by ____%(#) to ____%(#) by when. Examples of SMART Goals: To increase the number of words correct on their Nonsense Word Fluency by 10 WWR (whole words read) by December 2011. To decrease the number of students who score at well below grade level on their oral reading fluency from 40% to 30% by Trimester 1 of 2011.
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SLP Form Page 2 Measurable Goals
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Levels of Goals
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