For Charter Planning Groups. Goal Setting. Mission. Need. Educational Program. Goals. Need. Why do the students in your area need your charter school?. GOAL Increase graduation rate Increase afterschool activity involvement Increase SAT scores Increase minority test scores
TWriting SMART Goals
Ambitious & Attainable
Relevant & Results-oriented
(These belong in the strategies, not in the goal itself)
Determine your ultimate goal
(example: 0 dropouts)
Determine when you want to achieve it
(ex: 8 years after opening)
Determine your baseline
(ex: 20% per year currently)
Set your annual targets
(ex: reduce by 2.5% per year)
Brief, jargon-free statement of the school’s purpose and reason for existence.
Discussion of one factor that will lead to the school accomplishing its mission, how it is applicable to the student population, how it can be measured, and why the chosen method of assessment is appropriate.
Specific, observable outcomes that will assist in fulfilling the school’s mission.
Summary of current data that will be used to develop the annual targets.
Clear, measureable statement of achievement reflecting the mission for a specified timeframe.
Specific data or calculation used to measure the results.
Specific Progress that will be made by the end of each year.
Brief description of the strategies that will be used.
If written in the SMART format, the goal should be able to stand alone without the other components used to develop it.
Director of Accountability
SC Public Charter School District