Writing "SMMART" Objectives
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How to Cite

Guion, Lisa A., Eboni Baugh, and Jade Marcus. 2006. “Writing ‘SMMART’ Objectives: FCS6016/FY824, 5/2006”. EDIS 2006 (9). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-fy824-2006.


Setting SMMART objectives allows Extension educators to accomplish a number of tasks. It allows for efficient evaluation of programs by determining target audience, realistic expected outcomes, timeframe, measurement criteria, etc. These objectives serve as a foundation for determining program success and effectiveness. Creating SMMART objectives is a vital step in program planning for Extension professionals. This document is FCS6016, one of a series of the Family,Youth and Community Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 23, 2006.



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