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Short-Term Objectives

Description of the Strategy

Short-term objectives are descriptions of performance or behavior that are used to represent the desired outcomes of learning interventions. Like long-term objectives, they are the focal point of a treatment or lesson plan and provide a starting point for instructional design as well as a framework for developing appropriate assessments and evaluations. Typically, all objectives are expected to contain at least five component statements: (1) content to be learned, (2) behavior the student will display to illustrate that the learning has occurred, (3) conditions under which the behaviors will be displayed, (4) criteria for acceptable performance, and (5) the amount of time a student has in which to learn an objective. Term refers to the amount of time ...

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