Learning Targets are the highly concrete and specific skill- and content-building blocks that students undertake to each the articulated Objectives or Goals at each level of a Learning Progression.
- Timely Support
In thinking about the design of a Mastery Learning System, Learning Targets are typically articulated late in the design process as they aren't essential to a launch. Over time, research-based Progressions will be more available, making this more of an adoption process than a design process. This collection of resources provides insight into the distinctions and relationship between Learning Progressions, Learning Targets and Learning Objectives. These terms are often used interchangeably, but actually describe critically different (and highly related) aspects of learning work students will undertake in a well-designed Mastery Learning System.
Tips for a Short Implementation Time-Line
With a short time-line we suggest yoou begin small: train teachers in what these are, and have them begin to map them once they have identified the Performance Tasks they will use.
Curated Resources: This collection of resources from the field includes models and exemplars, as well as “DIY” guidance to facilitate your exploration of this term.