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Short Term Objectives & Benchmarks
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?
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
Writing Strategy: Describe the behavior the child will be doing when the short-term objective or benchmark is achieved.
Our thanks to the staff of Cooperative Educational Service Agency #7 (CESA) for permission to use this document. This district was the winner of the Wrightslaw "Best School Sites Contest."
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