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Long-Term Objectives

Description of the Strategy

Long-term objectives are descriptions of performance or behavior that are used to represent the desired outcomes of learning interventions. Like short-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) how long a student has to learn an objective. Term refers to the amount of time the student will be ...

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