Gerlach and Ely
Teaching and Media: A Systematic Approach

Measurement of Entering Behaviors

Measurement of Entering Behaviors
Essentially, you need to determine students' present skills and if they need the instruction. Pre-existing records or teacher designed pre-test would be two mechanisms for determining this.

Note: This would be impossible if we did not have a clear objective.

Starting Point

Gerlach, Vernon S. & Donald P. Ely. Teaching & Media: A Systematic Approach. Second edition. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1980)
Flow chart from Sherri Braxton's site on Instructional Design Models based upon the charts provided in "Teaching & Media."