Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are designed to provide educators in all subject areas with a system to monitor and report their impact on student growth. In this one day (or custom multi-day) training educators will learn how to create Student Learning Objectives and successfully implement the SLO process in their classroom.
The training will provide a clear pathway to creating high quality SLOs. Educators will examine how the SLO process provides a flexible system for measuring their student growth. Unlike standardized assessment results, SLOs allow teachers to monitor student growth in the current year and demonstrate their own impact on student learning growth.
The SLO process will be modeled and practiced with experienced educators as your facilitators. The training will reinforce the guidelines & educational best practices established by the state and U.S. departments of education for quality Student Learning Objectives.
In what ways can the SLO process empower educators?
Session Learning Targets:
- I can identify the key components of the SLO process.
- I can write a quality SLO for my subject area.
- I can explain how SLOs can be used to accurately measure student growth.
- I can describe how to use the SLO process to plan, monitor and achieve growth for all students.
Resources & Downloads:
- The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality: Measuring Teachers' Contributions to Student Learning Growth for Non Tested Grades and Subject
- U.S. Department of Education - Targeting Growth: Using Student Learning Objectives as a Measure of Educator Effectiveness
- Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
- PARCC Item & Task Prototypes
- Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
- Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Office of Educator Quality and Certification; Student Learning Objectives