Setting Goals and Objectives

Question Description

Please read the following chapter in textbook, Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach.

Chapter 7: “Setting Goals and Objectives”

Chapter 7 explores the purposes and criteria for a goal statement. You will also explore the relationship between agency mission and program goals and objectives, the parts of a complete objective, the components of an outcome, and the ways in which process objectives and activities work together.

Topic should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the Reading and activities. Use your words wisely so that the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Best practice is to include citations and a reference list.

Take time to review the responses of your classmates and respond specifically and substantially to at least two other students’ postings.

Setting Goals and Objectives

  • Assume that in providing existing services, the needs of Latino students, who made up 16% of the high school population, were overlooked. Speculate with some “if….then” thinking about what might form the foundation of program hypotheses to meet the needs of these students.
  • Define what an outcome objective is. What is the significance of an outcome objective in the program planning process?
  • Write an outcome objective focused on meeting the educational needs of Latino students. Identify three outputs or services that would help to reach this outcome.
  • Write an outcome objective focused on meeting the educational needs of African-American males with learning disabilities. Identify three outputs or services that would help to reach this outcome.

Kettner, P. M., Moroney, R. M., & Martin, L. L. (2012). Designing and managing programs: An effectiveness-based approach: An effectiveness-based approach. Sage.

Knepper, H. (2009). Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-based Approach, by Peter M. Kettner, Robert M. Moroney, and Lawrence L. Martin: Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008, 275 pages.

Final Answer



Creation and Organization of Programs
Student’s name


Creation of a program is dependent on the program theory which determines which form
of strategies is going to be used to achieve the objectives. Program design can be weak if based
on personal beliefs, whereas knowledge based on empirical research creates a sturdy programs.
Educational programs are therefore guide on the need of the student and followed by the
professional needs of the serve provider. Therefore, the focal point on program valuation also
begins here with the stating of a projected correlation between the program and the desired
objective outcome. This paper will underscore the development of programs in relation to the
objective outcomes and needs to be addressed.
As minorities, Hispanic students form t...

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