Toolkit: Partnerships

SMART Goal-Setting

Use the following as a template to develop specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound goals.


Team Name/Grade:

Team Members:

Date/Year of Plan:

PART ONE: Develop the SMART Goal.

Goal Statement: What are you trying to achieve? State your goal.

Specific: Is the goal clear? Who, what, where, when, why.
Measurable: How will you know it is successful? How much, how often, how many.
Attainable: Is the goal achievable this year? Resources, skills, understandings, conditions.
Relevant: Is this goal important and aligned to other school or district goals? Alignment and fit, needs and data, values and norms.
Time-Bound: What is the time frame for the goal? Start and end, intermediate and final deadlines.

PART TWO: Determine Evidence of Success.

Direct Evidence: What achievement data will be used to indicate success, and at what level of improvement?

Indirect Evidence: What other information or metrics will be used to indicate levels of success?

PART THREE: Develop an Action Plan.

Develop key actions, with specifics such as “for whom, what grade levels,” etc.

Resources, skills, training, support, and finances needed.

Person(s) or group(s) responsible.

Starting and ending dates, date(s) of activities.