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SMART Goals

Developing a SMART Goal
Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound

1. Use Student Data
       a. Use NeSA Results if they are available
       b. Develop a Scale/Pretest if NeSA results are not available for your subject
          i. Identify 8 to 10 Power Standards throughout the year or 4 to 5 Standards in one half year.
         ii. Develop 5 to 8 questions for each standard
        iii. Code the questions so you have a sub-score for each standard
        iv. Develop cut scores for each level
            1. Beginning (0-25 out of 60)
            2. Meets (26-50 out of 60)
            3. Exceeds (51-60 out of 60)
2. Select Teacher
        a. Example-Ms. Brockman
3. Select Subject
        a. Example-Math
4. Select Performance Level
        a. Choose Ascending
5. Count how many students are in your class
        a. Example-20
6. Calculate how many students are at Beginning, Meets, and Approaches
        a. Example-5 at Beginning
        b. Example-14 at Meets
        c. Example-1 at Exceeds
7. Calculate the Percentage at Each Level in your class
        a. Example-Beginning 5/20=25%
        b. Example-Meets 14/20=70%
        c. Example-Exceeds 1/20-5%
8. Find Bubble Students or any students who are close to each Cut Score
        a. Select Raw Score
        b. Sort by Ascending
        c. Now look at total number of items which is 55
        d. How many kids are close to reaching the next level?
            i. Example-One student is close to Meets
           ii. Example-Six students are close to Exceeds
        e. What are the Bubble kids you identified low in?
            i. Look at Raw Score Standard 1
           ii. Look at Raw Score Standard 2
          iii. Look at Raw Score Standard 3
          iv. Look at Raw Score Standard 4
        f. For one student-Improvement in Standard 1 would push her into meets.  
        g. For another student-Improvement in Standard 2 would push her into exceeds.
        h. For two other students -Improvement in Standard 1 would push them into exceeds.
        i. For the final two students-Improvement in Standard 2
9. Select Standard 1 and Sort by Ascending
        a. Look at how many questions there are?
        b. Sum the total of column L and Sum the Total of column M
        c. Find average correct by dividing Sum of Column M by Sum of Column L
        i. Example 298/440=67%
10. Select Standard 2 and Sort by Ascending
        a. Look at how many questions there are?
        b. Sum the total of column O and Sum the Total of column P
        c. Find average correct by dividing Sum of Column P by Sum of Column O
            i. Example 107/180=59%
11. Select Standard 3 and Sort by Ascending
        a. Look at how many questions there are?
        b. Sum the total of column R and Sum the Total of column S
        c. Find average correct by dividing Sum of Column S by Sum of Column R
            i. Example 184/260=71%
12. Select Standard 4 and Sort by Ascending
        a. Look at how many questions there are?
        b. Sum the total of column U and Sum the Total of column V
        c. Find average correct by dividing Sum of Column V by Sum of Column U
            i. Example 220/153
13. Students in Ms. Brockman’s class had 298 correct out of 440 on Standard 1.  This was 
      67%.  They had 107 out of 180 on Standard 2 for 59%.  On Standard 3 and Standard 4 
      students got about 70% correct.
14. Set a SMART Goal
        a. Since the most questions will be asked from Standard 1 this would be an area 
            I would focus on.
            i. A SMART Goal maybe as follows:
                1. In 2012-2013, Ms. Brockman’s students will successfully answer 77% of questions 
                    correct on Standard 1 on the NeSA Math.
        b. Another Goal Could Focus on Moving Students From one Category to the Next.  There 
           are 20 students in Ms. Brockman’s class.  She just has to move two students to reach a 
           10 percent improvement.
            i. A SMART Goal may read as follows:
                1. In 2012-2013, Ms. Brockman will have 20% of her students reach exceeds on the 
                    NeSA math and 75% reach meets.
15. Look at the Table below to determine how many questions will be asked on the NeSA test at your grade level.
        a. 

Grade Math-1 Math-2 Math-3 Math-4 Reading-1 Reading-2 Science-1 Science-2 Science-3 Science-4
3 22 12 10 6 12 33        
4 22 12 10 6 13 32        
5 22 9 13 11 12 36 9 14 14 13
6 20 13 16 9 11 37        
7 20 11 17 10 12 36        
8 20 13 16 11 11 39 8 15 18 19
11 7 19 25 9 12 38 10 18 18 14


        d. How many questions were asked at Standard 1?  Example Now 20 was 22
        e. How many questions were asked at Satandar 2?  Example Now 13 was 9
        f. How many questions were asked at Standard 3?  Example Now 16 was 13
        g. How many questions were asked at Standard 4?  Example Now 9 was 11
16. Does this new information change your goals?

 

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