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SMART Goals

A presentation for the staff of Amaroo School (ACT, Australia) on the implementation of SMART Goals in Literacy assessment and planning.
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Jim Riley

on 17 May 2011

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Transcript of SMART Goals

SMART SMART Goals are Strategic School Goal: to reduce the number of students at or below the national benchmark (bottom two bands) across the sector to 5% and to increase the number of students at proficiency (top two bands) to 55% in reading. SMART GOALS are Specific First step: identify specific student needs in reading using an effective assessment tool agreed upon by the team. SMART GOALS are measurable! The team chose to use the CARS and STARS
assessment tool which separates students results into specific areas, eg:
Figurative Language
Recalling facts and details.
Main Idea Testing results showed that students understanding of the Main Idea in a text was on average at 50%.

The team elected Main Idea to be our major focus in Term 1 Reading Group sessions.

We would assess again using the same series of tests in week 10. SMART GOALS are attainable. After consulting the data, the team decided upon a target.

An increase of 20% in testing results across the cohort. This figure was deemed as attainable based upon our knowledge of the students current levels, and the time in which we had to implement lessons. SMART GOALS are Results Based The team used alternate methods of data collection, from good old pen and paper to excel spreadsheets. SMART GOALS are TIME-BOUND We had five weeks to design, implement and assess a unit of work on Main Idea.

After the final assessment test, the results were an increase of 35% across the cohort. Smart Goal Cycle Assessment Data Identifying Areas of Need Pedagogy Measureable assessment that can identify learning needs. Collation of data as a cohort. Identify from the cohot data what are the areas of need. Change in programs and pedagogy to improve student
performance in the area of need. Re-assess!
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