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Strategy: Goal-setting Process

Structured goal-setting to align actions

Context

Goal setting and tracking helps West Belden students increase agency and ownership of their learning. This allows both teachers and students to recognize and reflect on progress. Longer term goals are usually centered around NWEA scores, though students also set shorter term goals daily through their Personalized Learning Plan.

Student Does

  • Creates goals based on their earner Profile.
  • Tracks goals in Learner Profile.
  • Conferences with teacher about goals progress

Teacher Does

  • Reviews student goals in Learner Profile.
  • Tracks student progress towards goals.
  • Conferences with student about goals progress.

Technology Does

Provides shared document that allows teacher and student to engage in productive dialogue about goal-setting and tracking.

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Assessment

Periodic diagnostic process

West Belden utilizes NWEA assessments to determine students skills and groupings

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Planning Time

Daily Common Planning

West Belden creates 90 minutes daily for common planning by scheduling...

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Planning Time

Weekly 1:1 Conferences

West Belden teachers value and expect to spend significant amounts of time...

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Monitoring and Sharing

Progress Triangulation

West Belden relies on multiple measures to assess student progress.

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Record of Progress

Student-Led Progress Tracking

At West Belden, students are able to pick what they work on, and track their own...

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Action Planning

Data Support and Monitoring via Coaches

West Belden uses coaches to look at data both deeply and broadly, to identify...

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Planning Time

Daily Common Planning

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Monitoring and Sharing

Progress Triangulation

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Record of Progress

Student-Led Progress Tracking