Learning Targets are designed to focus student learning on specific goals. These are written explicitly for students in student-friendly language and are a place for students to reflect on their learning and internalize the learning goals. Thus, these Learning Targets are not just discussed everyday in class; rather, they are a place for students to reflect on and come back to throughout the learning process so they, parents and teachers can track their growth.
There are daily Learning Targets (which are posted, written in Reader's Notebooks and discussed everyday) and quarter learning targets (which are also posted in class). Daily Learning Targets build up to the larger quarter targets, and assessment is based on how well students met these Learning Targets and reflected on these targets. So student work in class helps inform how well students met the Learning Target.