Goal Setting at the Elementary Level

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Transcript Goal Setting at the Elementary Level

Using NWEA to Maximize Student Learning
Presented by Nancy Burns
Campbell County Schools,
Campbell County, Kentucky
 We
will learn why goal
setting is vital in student
 We will learn some
strategies to use when
making goals with students.
Create an emotionally safe environment
where students feel comfortable discussing
their own strengths and weaknesses, and the
strengths and weaknesses of their peers.
Consistently honor and celebrate individual
Focus on growth for all students.
Support students in their willingness to grow
and take risks.
Model individual goal setting by establishing
class goals first.
Great goals include what students need to
learn, an action plan for that learning, a list of
resources to get to that learning and a
Explain S.M.A.R.T. goals to students (Specific,
Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely)
S – Specific
Who, What, Where,
When , Which, Why
M – Measurable
How much, How many,
How will I know when
it is accomplished
A – Attainable
List personal traits
that are needed in
order to meet this goal
R – Realistic
What conditions would
have to exist in order
for me to meet my
T – Timely
Identify a time you
plan to work on your
goal in order to
complete it
My Goals
Goals focus us on a specific target.
Without goals, we tend to become scattered
in thoughts and actions.
Goals direct our minds on achievement.
Goal setting improves everyday actions and
decision making.
Goal setting provides us with a sense of
Goal setting develops our skills and talents.
Introduce or explain MAP testing to students
especially for those who may never have
taken the tests.
Explain the GOAL CARDS that are provided to
the students. These cards can also be used
to track lines as students read on the
computer screen.
GOAL CARDS will help students in
determining their targets for growth.
Students record their scores on the GOAL
CARDS as they finish testing.
Students reflect (in writing) on their
experiences on the MAP.
There is significant importance that written
reflection plays in MAP testing. Writing helps
the student to effectively and personally
evaluate and process their experience.
Where there any words or ideas that were new
or unfamiliar to you while you were taking the
What was your highest area?
Why do you think this is one of your
How can this strength help you to work on
other areas that may be weaker for you?
What was your lowest area?
Would this area be a good goal for you this
year? Why or why not?
If you scored lower on an area this time, why
do you think you did so?
Do the scores you received on MAP match
what you know about yourself as a student?
We want students to be able to self monitor
and to develop motivation.
Self Monitoring could include graphs of
progress, could be made visible as a GOAL
WALL, could be weekly reflections.
Self Monitoring could also include Self
Assessment Forms.
 Goal
setting encourages student
ownership of learning.
 Goal setting encourages student
 Goal setting encourages student
 Just
like learning targets, students
will not hit the mark unless they
know the location of the target.
 “In life, as in football, you won’t
go far unless you know where the
goalposts are.” Arnold H.
 We
will learn why goal
setting is vital in student
 We will learn some
strategies to use when
making goals with students.