Student Learning Objectives (SLO)

Student Learning Objectives Overview

Student Learning Objectives will be written by all teachers for which Value-Added data is unavailable. (Value-Added data is only collected on those who teach Math and English/Language Arts in grades 4-8.)  Teachers will set goals for their students, use data to assess student progress, and adjust their instruction based on the progress.  This practice is what you have been doing informally; SLOs are a formal way to document these goals.  From the links section on this page, you may access the approved template from ODE.

Everyone will write two SLOs for the 2014-2015 school year (Excluding teachers with Value-Added data)

  • K-3 Teachers:  will write one SLO for Reading/LA and one for Math.
  • At the Elementary and Middle Schools levels, teachers will write two SLO’s in their core subject area.
  • At the High School level, teachers will write two SLOs in core subject area -- check with your SLO Committee members for clarification if you teach two or more different courses within a subject area.  The total would still be two SLOs per teacher.

What will the SLO process look like?

  • Step 1:  Gather and review available data.
  • Step 2:  Determine the interval of instruction and identify content.  How long will you be instructing on the goal (year-long or semester) and what will be your focus?
  • Step 3:  Choose assessments and set the growth target -- What will you use to assess?  How will you determine if the students are growing during the course?  Set a target for students to reach.
  • Step 4:  Submit your SLO and prepare for review and approval.  Each building will have its own SLO Committee.  The SLO Committee will review the SLOs for approval.



Guidelines for Determining Teacher Attributes for OTES

A1 = Teacher instructs Value-Added courses/subjects  exclusively
At this time, Value-Added data is collected on those who teach Math and/or English/Language Arts.

  • These are Gr. 4-8 teachers who will have value added data every year.
  • This information will be 50% of these teachers’ evaluation.

A2 = Teacher instructs Value-Added course/subjects, but not exclusively
These are teachers who may teach both Math and Science or ELA and Social Studies.

B = Approved Vendor Assessment Data Available
These include teachers in Grades 2 and 3 and MHS.  These teachers administer vendor-approved tests, such as STAR Reading. State approved vendor approved assessments must make up at least 10% of a teacher’s student growth measure.  The other 40% will consist of results from SLOs.

C = No Teacher-Level Value-Added Assessment or Approved-Vendor Assessment data available

  • These are Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, PE, Career- Tech Teachers, etc.
  • SLOs will be written using the SLO template and SGM reported on the SLO scoring template.
  • Assessments may include, Career-Tech Educational Assessments, locally developed assessments, and performance-based assessments.