Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a high school equivalency instructor.

A high school equivalency instructor is involved in educating adults so that they can attain a high school education, through high school equivalency courses. Mostly, he/she works in adult education centers.

The instructor has other duties including assessing the characteristics of different adult students and planning a teaching plan that suits the identified needs and participating in the development and implementation of the curriculum. In addition, he/she assesses and reports the progress of the adult students. They are also responsible for encouraging continued attendance by the adult learners. He/she is also required to perform follow-up calls in regards to students who fail to show up for the high school equivalency classes in two consecutive days.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Use tools and apps such as tangible reminders that help one to keep focused on the tasks at hand

Become effective at switching tasks and release all emotional energy attached to the task once it has been completed

[employee comments goal]

Create a group environment where people feel supported by their team members and constantly encourage them to keep moving forward

Have an agenda ahead of scheduling meetings in order to make sure that the time spent with team members is efficient and productive

[employee comments goal]

Give others a chance to air their views and ideas on how different things should be done

Learn good listening and speaking skills in order to communicate effectively with other employees

[employee comments goal]

Get trusted colleagues to check one's work and provide feedback in order to work on mistakes before submitting

Learn to cover every significant detail from A to Z in order to produce error-free work

[employee comments goal]

Be punctual and consistent on time to work, meetings and functions

Contribute fresh ideas and suggestions regularly and accept to take risks and new challenges

[employee comments goal]

Develop and implement internal controls for pilot programs in order to manage potential barriers to implementation

Provide the necessary information required to accomplish tasks and let other members of the team know when one does not have enough information about a certain task

[employee comments goal]

Help employees and team members meet their goals and suggest ways to make them more valuable to the company

Actively take part in suggesting new ideas to solve problems in the company, turn the ideas into actions, and actions into results

[employee comments goal]

Do careful research on own ideas and those of one's competitors in order to make sure that any claims one makes can be verified

Modify implementation plans so that the initiative at hand appears appealing and attracts more potential supporters

[employee comments goal]

Use technology to automate important aspects of a project such as a project's status reporting in order to increase productivity

Manage own day properly and set clear objectives with specific deadlines and time targets

[employee comments goal]

Show eagerness to attend training sessions and avoid missing any training session

Develop a habit of seeking extra assistance from colleagues on complex concepts learned in training sessions

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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