12 customisable OKR examples for Education

What are Education OKRs?

The OKR acronym stands for Objectives and Key Results. It's a goal-setting framework that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s, and it became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s. OKRs helps teams has a shared language to set ambitious goals and track progress towards them.

Crafting effective OKRs can be challenging, particularly for beginners. Emphasizing outcomes rather than projects should be the core of your planning.

We have a collection of OKRs examples for Education to give you some inspiration. You can use any of the templates below as a starting point for your OKRs.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

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Our customisable Education OKRs examples

We've added many examples of Education Objectives and Key Results, but we did not stop there. Understanding the difference between OKRs and projects is important, so we also added examples of strategic initiatives that relate to the OKRs.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

1. OKR to implement strategies for improved success with behaviorally challenged children

  • ObjectiveImplement strategies for improved success with behaviorally challenged children
  • Key ResultDevelop a comprehensive behavior management strategy by collaborating with two child psychologists
  • TaskDiscuss and outline behavior management strategy
  • TaskReview and refine strategy draft with psychologists
  • TaskSchedule meeting to collaborate with two child psychologists
  • Key ResultConduct weekly sessions teaching staff new behavior management strategies resulting in 80% staff proficiency
  • TaskCurate relevant and practical strategies for each session
  • TaskImplement proficiency assessments post training
  • TaskSchedule regular weekly sessions for behavior management training
  • Key ResultRecord a 25% reduction in incidents of challenging behaviors through new intervention techniques
  • TaskIdentify current incidents and classify challenging behaviors
  • TaskMonitor and assess reduction in challenging behaviors
  • TaskDevelop and implement new intervention techniques

2. OKR to develop an engaging educational app for African women

  • ObjectiveDevelop an engaging educational app for African women
  • Key ResultDesign and implement an interactive user interface that is intuitive by the 10th week
  • TaskCreate initial sketches and design drafts for interface
  • TaskRun usability tests and implement improvements
  • TaskDevelop a functioning prototype of interface
  • Key ResultDeliver a minimum of 50 educational modules on the app by the end of quarter
  • TaskAssign module design and development to team members
  • TaskRegularly monitor progress and adjust accordingly
  • TaskDevelop a timeline for content creation and deployment
  • Key ResultReach 10,000 app downloads from the target demographic in two months
  • TaskImplement a referral program to incentivize current users
  • TaskDevelop a captivating app download ad campaign targeting the desired demographic
  • TaskFocus on SEO strategies for improved app visibility

3. OKR to strengthen reporting capabilities in Workday for higher education sector

  • ObjectiveStrengthen reporting capabilities in Workday for higher education sector
  • Key ResultCreate and implement five new comprehensive higher education reports in Workday
  • TaskIdentify key data points for inclusion in comprehensive reports
  • TaskImplement and test new reports in the live system
  • TaskDesign five new report templates in Workday
  • Key ResultIncrease satisfaction among higher education Workday users by 20% through improved reporting
  • TaskImplement feedback system for regular user experience reports
  • TaskDevelop comprehensive training on advanced reporting features
  • TaskEnhance reporting interface for improved user-friendliness
  • Key ResultComplete specialized Workday reporting training for higher education within four weeks
  • TaskAllocate study hours weekly to complete the training
  • TaskReview and practice training topics weekly until proficient
  • TaskRegister for specialized Workday reporting training for higher education

4. OKR to provide ongoing compliance training and education to all employees

  • ObjectiveImprove compliance knowledge and adherence
  • Key ResultConduct monthly audit and review of compliance improvement with department managers
  • TaskDiscuss identified compliance gaps with department managers
  • TaskSchedule monthly compliance improvement audits with department managers
  • TaskDevelop and implement corrective action plans to improve compliance
  • TaskReview current compliance performance for all departments
  • Key ResultIncrease employee certification success rate by 20%
  • TaskImplement personalized study plans
  • TaskFacilitate group study sessions
  • TaskOffer practice exams and feedback
  • TaskProvide access to study materials
  • Key ResultLaunch 2 e-learning modules covering mandatory compliance regulations
  • TaskDevelop content for e-learning modules and ensure accuracy with legal team
  • TaskIdentify mandatory compliance regulations to be covered in e-learning modules
  • TaskTrain and disseminate e-learning modules to all employees, including tracking completion rates
  • TaskDesign user-friendly interface and incorporate interactive elements into e-learning platform
  • Key ResultConduct monthly training sessions with active participation of 90% of employees
  • TaskSchedule monthly training sessions for all employees
  • TaskSolicit feedback from employees to improve future training sessions
  • TaskCreate engaging training materials with interactive components
  • TaskMonitor participation rates and follow up with non-participants

5. OKR to minimize fraudulent transactions on debit cards

  • ObjectiveMinimize fraudulent transactions on debit cards
  • Key ResultImplement two-factor authentication for 95% of online debit card transactions
  • TaskApply protocols to identified transactions
  • TaskIdentify debit card transactions without two-factor authentication
  • TaskDevelop user-friendly two-factor authentication protocols
  • Key ResultEducate 80% of users on secure practices in debit card usage
  • TaskImplement a targeted educational email campaign
  • TaskDevelop informative content on secure debit card usage
  • TaskOrganize interactive webinars on secure card practices
  • Key ResultReduce debit card fraud cases by 30% through upgraded security features
  • TaskRegularly update anti-fraud software systems
  • TaskImplement two-factor authentication for all debit card transactions
  • TaskIncorporate biometric verification features into debit cards

6. OKR to strengthen decoding skills for VC and CVC words

  • ObjectiveStrengthen decoding skills for VC and CVC words
  • Key ResultSuccessfully decode and correctly pronounce 80% of presented CVC words
  • TaskPractice CVC word pronunciation daily
  • TaskParticipate in weekly CVC decoding exercises
  • TaskReview and rectify errors in pronunciation regularly
  • Key ResultDemonstrate ability to read sentences containing primarily VC and CVC words with 90% accuracy
  • TaskContinue consistent accuracy assessments weekly
  • TaskPractice reading VC and CVC sentences daily
  • TaskReview any incorrect responses for understanding
  • Key ResultAccurately decode a minimum of 50 new VC words each week
  • TaskUse flashcards to review and memorize 10 words daily
  • TaskDedicate 1 hour daily for learning and understanding new VC words
  • TaskPractice these new words in conversations and notes daily

7. OKR to improve data analysis efficacy in higher education using Workday

  • ObjectiveImprove data analysis efficacy in higher education using Workday
  • Key ResultIncrease data processing speed by 15%
  • Key ResultEnhance accuracy of data analysis by reducing errors by 20%
  • TaskImplement rigorous data cleaning procedures before analysis
  • TaskIntroduce data validation checks in analysis process
  • TaskTrain team on advanced error detection methods
  • Key ResultTrain 3 team members on advanced Workday functionalities for better utilization
  • TaskOrganize a comprehensive Workday functionalities training
  • TaskIdentify 3 team members for advanced Workday training
  • TaskEvaluate and provide feedback after the training

8. OKR to enhance capability as an institutional research analyst in higher education

  • ObjectiveEnhance capability as an institutional research analyst in higher education
  • Key ResultAttend 3 professional development webinars on higher education research analysis techniques
  • TaskParticipate and take notes during each webinar
  • TaskSign up for the chosen webinars
  • TaskIdentify 3 webinars focused on higher education research analysis techniques
  • Key ResultMentor and guide 2 junior research analysts to improve their capability development
  • TaskProvide direct training on necessary software/tools
  • TaskDevelop a personalized growth plan for each analyst
  • TaskEstablish regular weekly meetings for guidance and feedback
  • Key ResultDevelop, present, and implement 1 strategic initiative to improve research methodologies
  • TaskIdentify weakness in current research methodologies
  • TaskCreate strategic initiative for process improvement
  • TaskPresent and implement strategy to team

9. OKR to establish insightful scientific mentoring program for laboratory procedures

  • ObjectiveEstablish insightful scientific mentoring program for laboratory procedures
  • Key ResultAchieve an average score of 4.5 on feedback form regarding program effectiveness
  • TaskOffer additional support and resources for participant success
  • TaskRegularly evaluate and update the program based on feedback
  • TaskDevelop high quality, engaging and relevant content for the program
  • Key ResultCurate a comprehensive syllabus covering the scientific aspects by week 6
  • TaskArrange topics into a six-week course outline
  • TaskDraft detailed weekly lesson plans
  • TaskIdentify key scientific topics to include in the syllabus
  • Key ResultSecure at least 3 experts from relevant scientific fields as mentors
  • TaskDraft personalized emails inviting them to mentor
  • TaskSchedule and conduct one-on-one meetings with them
  • TaskIdentify 3 experts in relevant scientific fields

10. OKR to achieve Advanced Proficiency Level in English

  • ObjectiveAchieve Advanced Proficiency Level in English
  • Key ResultDeliver 3 presentations in English with effective communication metrics hitting 85%
  • TaskPrepare presentation content with emphasis on clarity and relevance
  • TaskUse feedback for continuous improvement and refining presentation skills
  • TaskPractice delivery for fluency, tone, and engagement
  • Key ResultRead and comprehend 5 advanced level English novels without assistance
  • TaskWrite summaries after each chapter to aid comprehension
  • TaskSelect five advanced level English novels to read
  • TaskSet a reading schedule, commit to it daily
  • Key ResultSecure a 90% or above score in advanced English proficiency test
  • TaskComplete multiple full-length practice tests
  • TaskReview and improve upon erroneous answers
  • TaskRegularly practice English grammar and vocabulary exercises

11. OKR to upgrade the quality of learner's educational journey

  • ObjectiveUpgrade the quality of learner's educational journey
  • Key ResultIntroduce 2 new engaging learning tools/features
  • TaskImplement and test two chosen engaging learning tools/features
  • TaskOrganize a demo session to introduce these new tools to users
  • TaskResearch trending educational tools/features in current market
  • Key ResultIncrease learner satisfaction ratings to 90%
  • TaskProvide regular, constructive feedback on learner progress
  • TaskImprove response time to learner queries
  • TaskImplement fun, engaging, and effective teaching methods
  • Key ResultBoost course completion rates by 20%
  • TaskIntroduce incentives or rewards upon course completion
  • TaskProvide personalized learning and regular feedback to students
  • TaskImplement engaging multimedia and interactive elements in course content

12. OKR to acquire advanced Data Science skills

  • ObjectiveAcquire advanced Data Science skills
  • Key ResultObtain certification in Python and R programming from any reputed certification body
  • TaskStudy thoroughly and pass certification exams
  • TaskEnroll in selected certification courses
  • TaskResearch reputable bodies offering Python and R certifications
  • Key ResultImplement three Data Science projects using different datasets and algorithms
  • Key ResultComplete five online Data Science courses with at least 85% score
  • TaskDedicate daily study time to complete coursework
  • TaskAim for a minimum 85% score on all assignments
  • TaskChoose five online Data Science courses

Best practices for managing your Education OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

The #1 role of OKRs is to help you and your team focus on what really matters. Business-as-usual activities will still be happening, but you do not need to track your entire roadmap in the OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Don't fall into the set-and-forget trap. It is important to adopt a weekly check-in process to get the full value of your OKRs and make your strategy agile – otherwise this is nothing more than a reporting exercise.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your Education OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More Education OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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