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Targets Targets can be skills-or knowledge-based, that is learning a specific skill or acquiring knowledge by a particular time or over a particular period. It is often suggested that targets should be SMART, that is specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-related. Target setting is based on the outcomes of an assessment process. It is recommended that the number of targets should be limited to three or four and that after a period of time progress towards those targets should be reviewed. The review should be guided by success criteria, by criteria measuring or determining whether the targets have been achieved, partially achieved or not achieved at all. After a review or reassessment the targets may be changed or modified and the interventions or strategies used also changed or modified.