Here are the SMART Goals we set the past 2 years:
Goal 1 By the end of the 3rd quarter of the 2012-13 school year, identified 4th grade students (failed one or more SOL in grade 3 and/or received low grades 1st quarter) will increase their report card grades (GPA in core subjects and work skills) by 10%.
Goal 2 By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, the number of documented bullying incidents reported and coached by staff involving 3rd-5th grade students will decrease by 3% compared to the 2011-12 school year.
Goal 3 By the end of the 3rd quarter of the 2012-13 school year, chronically tardy students (3 or more unexcused tardy arrivals) will decrease their number of unexcused tardy arrivals by 5% compared to the 1st quarter.
Goal 1 By the end of the 3rd quarter of the 2013-2014 school year, identified 4th and 5th grade students (failed at least one Standards of Learning (SOL) the previous year, scored below benchmark in writing/math/reading assessments, and/or received low grades 1st quarter) will increase their report card grades (GPA in core subjects and work skills) from first to third marking period by 8%.
Goal 2 By the end of the 2013-2014 school year, the number of documented bullying incidents reported and coached by staff involving 2nd-5th grade students will decrease by 2% compared to the 2012-13 school year.
Goal 3 For the 2013-2014 school year, average attendance rate will improve from 96.2% to 96.5%.
In 2012-2013 we were successful in all 3 goals. In 2013-2014 we did not meet goals 1 & 2; we did meet goal 3. We struggled to get the data for goal 1 because we had a new information system in place. It is very hard to impact grades (seem out of our control). Unfortunately we had a slight increase in bullying incidents that were documented and coached. We track bullying incidents very carefully and with our school's growing population it is hard to decrease the number of incidents. We worked very hard on attendance this year to try to improve our school's culture that coming to school every day on time unless a child is sick (or at a medical appointment or family emergency) is important.
It is hard at the elementary level to set goals that have outcome data, as required in the ASCA Model (Third Edition). I'd love comments about the goals you set for your programs.