In Paul J. Meyer's Attitude is Everything, Meyer relates that we can attain almost any goal with strategic planning. S.M.A.R.T. goals ensure that our goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. The resources on this page can support your work as an individual, school, or district as you begin to develop or create new S.M.A.R.T. goals.


SMART Goals Information: Once you have planned your project, turn your attention to developing several goals that will enable you to be successful. Goals should be S.M.A.R.T. - specific, measurable, agreed upon/attainable, realistic and time-bound.

SMART Goals Tutorials: This pdf provides an overview of S.M.A.R.T. goals, multiple examples of S.M.A.R.T goals, and some templates and handouts to work with students to help them develop their own S.M.A.R.T. goals.

SMART Goal Handouts: Use this site to learn more about the basics of creating S.M.A.R.T. goals.

SMART Basic Framework: This document, created for the novice, provides a very basic template for writing a S.M.A.R.T. goal.

SMART Goals: This website is a good resource to learn about the basics of writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals.

SMART Goal Setting Worksheet: Use this resource to create S.M.A.R.T. goals with support. You can also use this Worksheet with teachers as they develop their PDPs, with teams as they develop their PLC goals, or to set your own S.M.A.R.T. goals.

Setting SMARTER Goals in 7 Steps: The mnemonic S.M.A.R.T. and SMARTER are useful when setting project goals and objectives.

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