Student Goal Setting and Motivation Using MAPs
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When administering the MAP assessment, record student overall scores as well as goal area scores when they appear onscreen at the end of the test. Students will readily recognize areas of strength and areas of challenge. Working to improve the challenge area with the lowest goal score typically produces overall academic growth in that subject area.

For great quotes and resources, visit the "Goal Setting for Students" website. (quotes)  Here's the link to support your "No Excuses" program.



  • NEW Common Core Goal Planning Sheets for 2nd and 3rd Grade:
                       Reading,           Language Usage,  and   Math



  • NEW Common Core Goal Planning Sheets for 4th and 5th Grade:
                      Reading,            Language Usage,       and  Math



  • Graphing Growth Sheets:
    You may choose to have students simply graph their overall scores and then write about changes they see over time.

    Individual Growth Graphs from Jessica Poggemoeller:

Growth Graph PDF

Word Version

  • Sample Plans and Action Steps to guide Student Goal Setting:

    3rd Grade: Mary Murphy (Willow Grove)

PDF version

Word Version

        5th Grade: Amy Huff  (Adobe Bluffs) created lists of sample action
       steps from which her students can choose as they are writing their

PDF Version

Word Version

  • Student Goal Writing Sheets:The following sheets can be used to help students develop strategies to reach their goals.

Student Goal

Student Goal Organizer from Anthony Bayro and the Los Pen Team

Personal Goals for
My Extreme Academic Makeover

Personal Goals for
My Extreme Academic Makeover

  • Students can also record their personal goals on the back page of this
    tri-fold flyer.


  • NWEA developed the following sheets to provide students with opportunities for self-assessment after the fall and spring assessments. Students reflect on their personal study habits, effort, and participation

Self Assessment for Fall
  MAPs Conferencing


Self Assessment for Spring
MAPs Conferencing





Edited on: 01/19/2017 by Linda Foote
Instructional Curriculum Specialist
Poway Unified School District
ŠJune 2002





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