SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES & BENCHMARKS

Essential Elements

Key Question: What will the child need to be able to do to achieve each goal?
How do we get to the goals?
What are the intermediate steps(short-term objectives) to achieving the goal?

OR

What are the major milestones(benchmarks) to achieving the goal?

Purpose: To outline measurable, intermediate steps between a student's present level of performance and the annual goal.

Definition: Short term objectives - intermediate steps to a goal
Benchmarks - major milestones to a goal

Key Characteristics:

 


Writing Strategy: Describe Describe the behavior the child will be doing when the short-term objective or benchmark is achieved.


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