SMARTER Goals
Take a moment, a deep breath, and clear your mind. Now, visualize your school helping every child graduate college and career ready. Are your short- and long-term goals on track, aligned, and SMART (specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and time-bound)? Is it time to make them SMARTER (evaluate and rework)? These resources will inspire SMARTER goals for the 11 key system features of a multi-level system of supports. 

 

Positive Culture
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Equity
Learning about cultures that are not your own develops educational effectiveness. Use this planning sheet to record your goals for the Seven Experiences, and consider attending an upcoming self-awareness event. The Model to Inform Culturally Responsive Practices will guide your journey.

 

 Family and Community Engagement
Are your family and community engagement goals cultivating trust and connectedness? A positive telephone call from school using this Sample Worksheet for Phone Calls or one from our engagement resources can nurture your goals.  

 

Evidence-based Practices
Teachers who think ALL students are capable learners, have high expectations for them, and help students set short- and long-term goals for themselves. Consider S.M.A.R.T Goal Setting With Your Students, Setting Student Academic Goals, and Goal-Setting and Progress Monitoring Resources for Learners Who Have Exceeded Benchmarks

 

Strong Shared Leadership
Leadership teams work with school and district leaders to make sure their system is implemented with fidelity and remains sustainable. Here are Seven Questions You Should Ask When Setting Team Goals.

 

Systemic Implementation
See how Superior School District continues their efforts to re-energize their goals in our Five Factors that Facilitate Sustained Implementation brief.

 

High Quality Instruction
High-quality curriculum and instruction should be culturally appropriate for ALL students while preparing them for a multicultural world. These resources will help evaluate your goals. 

 

Collaboration
If your systematic process has poorly defined goals, your team could be unintentionally working on different goals. When this happens, miscommunication and frustration often occur instead of collaboration. Here’s How to Build a Powerful Collaboration Team.

 

Strategic Use of Data
How is your school’s strategic use of data driving your continuous improvement cycle (Plan, Do, Study, Act) goals? These Self-Assessments in a Culturally Responsive Multi-Level System of Supports can be completed throughout the year to help achieve targeted functions and purposes.

 

Continuum of Supports
High quality instruction, collaboration, and strategic use of data of varying intensity equitably address the needs of every learner. Here are resources to Monitor Progress and Adjust Accordingly.

 

Strong Universal Level of Support
Instruction, assessment, and collaborative systems and practices are accessible, effective, and reflective of every learner in a strong universal level of support. Are your SMART goals aligned? If not, contact your RtI or PBIS Technical Assistance Coordinator for support.