Finding measurable goals and then actually measuring them is a considerable challenge for many school districts. Goals are not serious unless they are measurable, but they have to be relatively simple to be measured. Unfortunately the goal which needs to be measured - student learning - is extremely difficult to measure in any way which makes sense. This was a major struggle for me when writing the 2004 tech plan.
Some of the ideas on the grid will be helpful in coming up with some realistic measuring strategies.