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Step Into Student Goal Setting

A Path to Growth, Motivation, and Agency
By: Chase Nordengren

Co-publication with NWEA

By demonstrating goal setting as an integral instructional strategy, this guide gives teachers the tools needed to help students take ownership of their learning.

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071855201
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
  • Year: 2022
  • Page Count: 144
  • Publication date: January 19, 2022

Price: $34.95



Using Goals to Amplify Student Learning

Step Into Student Goal Setting provides an action plan for answering the question: What does this student know and how do I build from it?

Research-driven and practical, this guide shows teachers how to integrate formative assessment, student metacognition, and motivational strategies to make goal setting an integral instructional strategy. Author Chase Nordengren weaves research and case studies with practical strategies to demonstrate how goal setting, with clear learning intentions and plenty of scaffolded support by teachers, can lead to high learning growth and student agency.

Readers will find:

  • Actionable strategies for incorporating goal setting in instructional practice
  • Tips for using goals as motivational strategies to drive learning growth
  • Guidance on how to coach students through setting their own goals – recalibrating and celebrating along the way
  • Vignettes and examples to demonstrate what goal setting looks like in the classroom

By demonstrating how to set, monitor, and evaluate goals, this guide equips teachers with the tools they need to help students take ownership of their learning journeys.



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Chase Nordengren

Chase Nordengren, PhD is a Sr. Research Scientist at NWEA, where he supports the Professional Learning team with primary and secondary research that drives content innovation and instructional improvement. His work includes needs assessment and program evaluation services for partners, supporting school improvement processes, and thought leadership on formative assessment and student goal setting practices. He received a PhD in Leadership, Policy, and Organizations in K-12 Systems from the University of Washington as a US Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) pre-doctoral fellow.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Good Goals Look Like

Chapter 2: Start Early and Keep It Up: Setting Goals for All Students

Chapter 3: Build the Habit

Chapter 4: Showcase Success Through Balanced Assessment

Chapter 5: Create Personal Relevance

Chapter 6: Use Student Choice to Support Autonomy

Conclusion: A Vision for the Goal Setting Classroom



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