At the beginning of the school year, as part of the Initial Planning Sheet, teachers identify areas of focus and develop strategies to advance their practice. In their Initial Planning Sheet, teachers select and complete an Instructional Growth Objective, a Professional Growth Objective, and a Data-Based Objective (see Contributions to Student Outcomes
measure). The Instructional Objective is selected from Focus Elements in Standards 1, 2, or 3 from the LAUSD Teaching and Learning Framework
; the Professional Growth Objective is selected from any element in Standards 4 or 5. Multiple measures of student achievement and progress are to be reviewed and considered by teachers when developing the Data-Based Objective. As part of the Final Evaluation Report, evidence of progress on these objectives is taken into consideration.