Learning Targets

How do students know what we want them to learn?

Learning Targets

What is our focus?

By design, a learning target focuses on what is important for students to learn today and on the criteria they will use to assess the quality of their learning-not on the score or grade they should aim for.


Moss, Connie M., and Susan M. Brookhart. Learning Targets: Helping Students Aim for Understanding in Today's Lesson. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2012. Print.

Why spend time writing learning targets for students?

Do these definitions of learning targets fit with your understanding?

Learning Targets For Students

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