Henderson, Russell E.
College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
"Personal success in life comes from being able to set and achieve realistic positive goals" (Mountain, 1998, p. 1). Even though many people understand the power of goals in their personal lives, typically, goals are ignored in education, and educators miss the chance to harness the power of goals to increase student achievement. It takes a conscious effort to establish, assess, and keep the language of the goals in the forefront of academic discussions during the year. Teachers must be able to have difficult conversations and focus on student learning and as Reeves (2004a) stated: "no teacher or staff member will be more accountable than the leaders in the system" (p. 4). The stakes are high with the push for increased student achievement as a result of the mandates in the Federal No Child Left Behind Act (U.S. Department of Education 2006).
Date of Award
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Sorensen, Dana M., "The Use of Goals to Influence Student Achievement" (2007). Student Publications. 283.