New Resources for Using Student Learning Objectives

Did you know that nearly half of U.S. states require, recommend, or have identified student learning objectives (SLOs) as a measure of student growth for evaluating educators? To support states and districts in developing and implementing SLOs, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) has developed two new resources.

New! Professional Learning Module: Introduction to Student Learning Objectives

Designed as a blueprint for training, state leaders or regional center staff can use this Introduction to Student Learning Objectives professional learning module to support district-level staff who are new to SLOs and in the early stages of implementation. The training can be completed as a one-day session that fits within seven working hours, or it can be modified to fit alternative schedules. The module provides information about the following:

  • SLO cycles
  • State approaches to creating guidance for districts
  • Writing and reviewing SLOs
  • Technical and implementation challenges

The module materials (facilitator guide, slide presentation, handouts) are available free of charge. They may be used as is or adapted to fit the needs of the state context.

Introducing: Student Learning Objectives Resource Library

GTL Center is curating a searchable collection of SLO resources that you can access quickly and easily online through our new SLO Resource Library.

  • Need information? Access state and district guidebooks, the latest research and guidance on designing and implementing SLOs, and webinars featuring advice from experts and practitioners.
  • Looking for specific SLO examples? Search by state, type of resource, grade level, subject area, or staff type.

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