As you describe how a teacher develops learning goals, the use of data is extremely vital. Tests scores, writing samples, portfolios, teachers' observation notes, students' self assessments, and other tools allow teachers to see what skills are lacking and which ones have been mastered. In my last school, for example, we used a number of different forms of data, ranging from from district administered tests, individual teacher/classroom tests, writing samples, state tests, and a number of other evaluation forms.
I feel that when creating these goals, it is essential for ...
This posting briefly describes how a teacher develops learning goals, using personal experience to validate.