SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples


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In terms of goals, what does the acronym SMART stand for?

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1. Which of these goals is specific?

2. In terms of the acronym SMART, what does it mean when a goal is measurable?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

SMART goals are an effective way to set quantifiable objectives for yourself, academically or otherwise. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of SMART goals, including what you know about the acronym as well as the individual components of SMART goals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be asked to:

  • Name the words in the acronym SMART
  • Identify and/or define SMART goal components

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of SMART goals in academic settings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the five components of SMART goals
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to identify information about the five SMART goal components in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing SMART goals, check out the corresponding lesson titled SMART Goals for Students: Definition and Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn the five components of SMART goals
  • Apply the SMART goal acronym to an educational goal
  • Understand the application of SMART goals through academic examples
  • Identify the importance of setting SMART goals for students