Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Goals should be

 Measurable
 Achievable
 Challenging
 A mix of life skills including behavioural and curriculum standards
 Based on students strengths
 Inclusive (involving the student in the class)
 Content compatible with the class tasks
Individual goals need to be concise statements:
 Behaviour – will write, will draw, will make …
 Conditions – under which a goal is achieved such as in a group setting, under test conditions, oral test with the aide …
 Method of Measurement – manner in which the goal is being measured: (Peter will complete 2 practicals in class)
 Frequency – how often, how much, or what level do you want the student to attain: 100% accuracy, 3 media files or2 short stories.

Examples of Good Goals

James will write a short story of 3 paragraphs or more on the theme of Antarctica without the assistance of an aide.

Lisa will explain with the use of a diagram and verbal descriptions the process of coal extraction in a group talk without prompting from peers.

Jill will demonstrate understanding of how to edit a short film on the computer using Movie Maker in a short film she will produce

Examples of Bad Goals

Tom will increase his skills in English this semester.

At the end of the unit Henry will have a good idea as to how to do long division.

At the end of the semester Omar will increase his knowledge about Antarctica.

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