Student Learning Objectives

  • STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES
     

    The implementation of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) requires a process to document a measure of educator effectiveness based on student achievement of content standards. The SLO process consists of 3 components: Design, Build, and Review.

    Act 82 requires the 2014-15 implementation of SLOs for all teachers in all grade levels and content areas (35% of overall evaluation in 2014-15).

    Student Learning Objective (SLO) Template - A tool used to identify goals, indicators and performance measures for use in the Teacher Effectiveness System.


    STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES PROCESS

    1. AUGUST - DESIGN - "Thinking Step" used to conceptualize the learning objective in terms of content, students, and performance measures. 
    • Thinking about what content standards to measure
    • Organizing standards and measures
    • Discussing collective goals with colleagues
    • Researching what is needed for a high quality SLO
    • Completing the Goal/Rationale (see Related Files - Template #1) and Standards (see Related Files - Template #2) and uploading into Teachscape before the first student day.
    2. SEPTEMBER - BUILD & REVIEW - This component is the "action" step in the process that focuses on completing the SLO Process Template, creating or selecting performance measures and performance indicators, and reflecting on SLO coherency.
    • Select the performance measures
    • Develop targets and expectations
    • Share draft materials with other colleagues
    • Complete the SLO template (See Related Files - Template #3)
    • Use the SLO Coherency Rubric to reflect on the coherency of your SLO
    • Upload both the SLO template and the SLO Coherency Rubric to Teachscape by September 30th.
    3. OCTOBER - JAN - DATA COLLECTION 
    • Administrator Review of SLOs Using Quality Assurance Checklist - see related files
    • Completeness - refers to the correct data entered into the SLO Process Template
    • Comprehensiveness - refers to the performance measures meeting the technical quality necessary to measure student achievement
    • Coherency - refers to the alignment of the performance measures to the SLO goal and objectives (targets)
    • Teacher Refinement of SLOs based upon feedback from principal

     

    • Teacher Data Collection & Reflection

    4. FEBRUARY - MID YEAR MEETINGS

    • Review of Data Collected
    • Review/Revision of performance indicator(s)

    5. MAY - END of YEAR MEETINGS

    • Evaluation of performance indicator(s)
    • Determination of the elective rating
     
     
     

     



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