Taking the SMART Approach with SMART Goals

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Taking the SMART Approach
with SMART Goals
By
Juvy Cariño, Pamela DeVera,
Bernadeth Gumataotao, Jana Salas,
and Tricia San Nicolas
L.P. Untalan Middle School
Norms and Ground Rules
Be an active
listener—
don’t be
judgmental
Refrain from
sidebar
discussions
Everyone
participates
PRODUCTIVE
SESSION
Turn off
technology
or leave
on vibrate
Signal when
completed
Focus on
improvement—any
complaint must be
accompanied by a
solution
Introductory Activity: KWL

In front of you are Post-It notes. For each school, please share
ONE idea that you know about Professional Learning
Communities (PLC’s). Write the idea in the Post-It note.

Next, decide on ONE burning question that your group has
regarding PLC’s. Write the question in the Post-It note.

Stick the Post-It notes on the designated butcher papers.

At the end of this session, you will be given a third colored Post-It
note. Write a statement of what you have learned.
Dufour’s 3 Big Ideas
STUDENT
LEARNIN
G
COLLABORATION
RESULTS
PLC
Four Guide Questions
1. What do we
want students to
know?
4. What do we do
when they’ve
learned it?
2. How do we know
when they’ve
learned it?
3. What do we do
when they don’t
learn it?
The Framework for
an ideal Middle School Vision
Dufour’s PLC
Collaborative
Leadership
Teaming
Rigor
Curriculum,
Assessment,
and
Personalization
Differentiated Instruction
Definition of SMART Goals
S= Strategic and Specific
M= Measurable
A= Attainable
R= Results-oriented
T= Time-bound
Developed by Conzemius & O’Neill (2002).
Sample GOAL

District Action Plan Goal 2: All students in Guam Department
of Education will successfully progress from grade to grade and
from one level of schooling to another in order to maximize
opportunities to successfully graduate from high school.

Objective 2.1: Beginning SY 2008-2009, GDOE will increase the
percentage of students performing at Level 3 (Proficient) by at
least 5% each grade level as measured by SAT10 or the adopted
norm-referenced test per year.

School Goal: 70% of all students will improve SAT-10
performance levels to at least Level 3 (Proficient) and increase
scores by 5% in each content area for SY 2010-2011.
Sample GOAL
School Goal: 70% of all students will improve SAT-10 performance levels to at
least Level 3 (Proficient) and increase scores by 5% in each content area for SY
2010-2011.
S=
M=
A=
R=
T=
70% of all students
Performance level 3, increase 5%
Gap is small between present and desired performance levels
Improved SAT-10 performance levels/scores
SY 2010-2011
Example of Academic
SMART Goal
 LA
 Reading
 Math
 Discipline/Behavior
Hands-On Activity
 You
are given a blank SMART goal
template to complete. Sample templates
were shown.
 Fill
in the template based on your school’s
behavior data (SWIS, Powerschool)
 Time
allotted: 45 minutes
Wrap-up & Evaluation
 Please
write ONE nugget that you
have gained from this SMART goal
session, and post it on the last empty
butcher paper.
 Also,
sheet.
please complete the evaluation
Thank You
We hope you take the
SMART approach by
using SMART goals at
your school.

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