Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are long-term, measurable academic goals that are set for students. They provide a meaningful way for teachers and leaders to work together to measure student growth, especially in untested grades and subjects, and are a proven method to increase teacher performance and student achievement. SLOs are one option that can be used to satisfy the requirement that student achievement or growth be used in teacher evaluations (as outlined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver, Principle 3)
OSSE is committed to supporting LEAs as they implement this process in a number of ways, including:
- Providing resources to help guide and support in-school training sessions
- Providing tools to support the creation of high-quality SLOs, and to guide educators through the complete process
- Creating opportunities for DC Educators to engage in a community of practice around SLOs through the ‘Semester of SLOs’ training/reflection series
- On-site technical assistance
If you’d like to schedule on-site support/training, or would like to join our SLO community of practice, please contact David Hendrie.