In a landmark agreement, leaders of eight Maryland education organizations are joining together to support the implementation of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs), a key component of the new teacher and principal evaluation system. This level of collaboration is unprecedented at the statewide level.
All of the organizations have agreed to coordinate resources and strategies and provide teachers and principals with the training and tools necessary to develop high quality SLOs. The SLO process supports the primary goal of the evaluation system–to improve effectiveness in the classroom and ultimately increase student growth.
The organizations include the Maryland State Board of Education, Maryland State Department of Education, Maryland State Education Association, Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland, Maryland Association of Boards of Education, Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals, Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals, and Baltimore Teachers Union.