SMART element in Action Research SPECIFIC MEASURABLE ACHEIVABLE What are you going to do ( problem / concern). Your main objective and why? How will you know when you have succeeded? Before and after data/ observation? Realistic, with an action plan that will show some success at the end of the study. What is your success criteria? RELEVANT How will the study affect your practice and Learning ? What skills and the experiences do your students have /lack? TIME BOUND What is the time frame like ? At what time will you complete each phase of your project?