The SMART Measurement System or S.M.S.™
The S.M.S. is our evaluation tool, for use by a steering committee or leadership team to measure the impact of school improvement over the course of implementation. We use the SMART Goal Tree as a graphic organizer for the various elements of the S.M.S. The Goal Tree is rooted in a Results Goal that uses the SMART criteria to quantify adoption of the SMART School Improvement Process in a stipulated time frame.
Three critical components serve as Indicators for the S.M.S. Goal:
- Results – Academic achievement is improved and improving
- Strategic Focus – Schools are actively engaged in the improvement process
- Leadership Capacity – There is shared responsibility for student learning using the Process
Multiple, appropriate measures of student performance quantify Results, with sufficient detail to help the team look at the impact of changes in student performance over time by level, subject and subpopulations. Our unique Indicators of Progress (IoP™) evidence-based rubric, and an iterative online SMART Survey provide measured feedback that addresses Strategic Focus and Leadership Capacity.
You will find more about our SMART Measurement System in More Than a SMART Goal: Staying Focused on Student Learning, including a description of the way the S.M.S. was used in a Texas district.
While the S.M.S. was designed to be used to measure progress in implementing SMART School Improvement, it lends itself to the evaluation of other implementations, as well. As a result, the S.M.S. can be linked to our Custom District Support services or purchased on its own.
Please contact Kiett Takkunen for details and pricing:
When we deal in generalities, we shall never succeed. When we deal in specifics, we shall rarely have a failure. When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of performance accelerates.
~Thomas S. Monson