Using SMART Goals to Improve Dropout Prevention Plans
- September 19, 2013
- Archived Webinar: Using SMART Goals to Improve Dropout Prevention Plans Susan Loving, Loujeania Bost, Noelle Caskey
This webinar supported the long-term goals of the Dropout Prevent Alliance for Utah Students with Disabilities to reduce dropout and increase graduation rates of students with disabilities and to develop a better understanding of what works to prevent students with disabilities from dropping out. Specific outcomes for participants in the event were to:
- Learn about the importance, structure, and role of SMART goals in a dropout prevention plan, and
- Be better prepared to revise the SMART goals and align associated activities in alliance member schools' dropout prevention plans.
The webinar first described the importance of a well-defined dropout prevention plan, then focused on how to develop or revise SMART goals for a plan.
Presenters provided background on the importance of SMART goals in general school improvement cycles and in dropout prevention planning specifically.
The potential role that SMART goals can play in focusing continuous improvement cycles was highlighted, and the structure of SMART goals was explained.
Participants had opportunities to identify and revise sample goals and goals from their own dropout prevention plans.