The Washington, D.C., Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) created this worksheet to help teachers think through the process for identifying essential learning and developing objective statements. This process is driven by the following key question: What is the most important knowledge and/or skills my students should attain by the end of the interval of instruction? OSSE has also created a practice tool
for identifying quality objective statements. Educators rate whether the statements are too narrow, too broad, or just right.