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Student Learning Objectives (SLO s ). Overview. Session Objectives. Review Teacher Effectiveness System Define SLO process Explore SLO Template: May 2014. Teacher Effectiveness System. Observation/Evidence (50%). Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. 4 Domains, 22 Components

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session objectives
Session Objectives
  • Review Teacher Effectiveness System
  • Define SLO process
  • Explore SLO Template: May 2014
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Observation/Evidence (50%)

Charlotte Danielson’s

Framework for Teaching

4 Domains, 22 Components

Principal/Evaluator Observes

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Multiple Measures of Student Achievement

  • Building Level Data (School Performance Profile): 15%
    • Academic Achievement, Graduation/Promotion Rate, Attendance, AP-IB Courses offered, PSAT, Building Level PSSA and Keystone Assessment Data
  • Correlation Data Based on Teacher Level Measures
  • PSSA, Keystone Data
  • 3. Elective Data (SLOs)
slo process
SLO Process
  • Aprocessto
  • documenta
  • measure of educator effectiveness
  • based on student
  • achievement of
  • content standards.
slide10

SLO Concepts

  • Student achievement can be measured in ways that reflect authentic learning of content standards.
  • Educator effectiveness can be measured through use of student achievement measures.
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The SLO in PA is written to a specific teacher and a specific class/course/content area for which that teacher provides instruction.

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Every teacher designs an SLO

Math

Physics

Physical Education

History

Chemistry

Kindergarten

Special Ed

Journalism

slide13

Working Together

to Create an SLO

Collaborative development of an SLO is encouraged (e.g., similar content area or grade level teachers, interdisciplinary groups of educators)

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Many factors can influence the size of an SLO,

Time Frame

Course Content

Important Learning Needs

but the process remains the same…

check for understanding
Check for understanding….

Talk to a Neighbor to see if you can answer the following:

How is the SLO used?

Who writes an SLO?

What does an SLO measure?

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What is a Goal Statement?

  • Definition:
      • Narrative articulating the “big idea” upon which the SLO is based
  • Characteristics:
    • Central to the content area
    • Foundational concept for later subjects/courses
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Goal Statements

  • Typically addresses:
    • WHAT the “big idea” is in the standards
    • HOW the skills and knowledge support future learning
    • WHY the “big idea” is a central, enduring concept (rationale statement)
  • PDE’s SAS portal has identified “big ideas” for most content areas.
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Performance Indicators

  • General Description
    • Articulates targets for each Performance Measure
    • Includes all students in the identified SLO group
    • May include a focused student group
    • Affords opportunity to link and/or weight indicators

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Performance Measures

  • General Description
    • Identifies all performance measures, including name, purpose, type, and metric
    • Articulates the administration and scoring details, including the reporting

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SLO Process Criteria

  • SLOs should:
    • Represent the diversity of students and courses/content areas taught.
    • Align to a set of approved indicators/targets related to selected academic content standards.
    • As appropriate, provide opportunity to describe student achievement based on “growth” and/or “mastery.”
    • Be supported by verifiable data that can be collected and scored in a consistent manner.
    • Include a set of independent performance measures.
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SLO Process Steps:

Teacher

Identify subject and students

Select the “big idea” from the content standards

Establish a goal

Identify indicators associated with the goal

Select and/or create performance measures for each indicator

Create performance expectations for all

indicators

slo template 10 0 process
SLO Template 10.0 Process
  • A tool used to identify goals, indicators, and performance measures for use in the greater Teacher Effectiveness System
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SLO Template Criteria

  • Goals are based upon the “big ideas” within the content standards.
  • Performance indicators are specific, measureable, attainable, and realistic.
  • Performance measures should be valid, reliable, and rigorous assessments.
  • Data should be collected, organized, and reported in a consistent manner.
  • Teacher expectations of student achievement should be demanding.
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Section 1: Classroom Context

  • General Description
    • Contains demographic information about the educational setting
    • Articulates the course, grade(s), and students the SLO is based on
    • Provides class size, frequency, and duration data

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Section 2: SLO Goal

  • General Description
    • Contains a statement about the “enduring understanding” or “big idea”
    • Provides the specific PA standards associated with the goal
    • Articulates a rationale about the Goal Statement

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goal considerations
Goal Considerations
  • Big idea?
  • Measurable?
  • Realistic?
big idea
Big Idea

In Pennsylvania, there is a location that we find our “big ideas” for curriculum

  • www.pdesas.org
  • Curriculum Frameworks Tab
  • At bottom of the page
    • Select a subject area
    • Select grade level
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Spanish 1

  • Students will be able demonstrate effective communication in the target language by speaking and listening, writing, and reading.
    • 8thGrade Art
    • Students will demonstrate the ability to manipulate visual art materials and tools to create works based on the ideas of other artists and to evaluate the processes and products of themselves and other artists.
  • Grade 5 Library
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to use online D.P.S. databases and search engines, Britannica Elementary, Culture Grams, and Nettrekker toward support real world experiences and determining which is the best source for specific information.
  • 2a.
  • The SLO Goal Statement:
  • What’s the Important Learning?
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Targeted content standards used in developing the SLO.

  • Arts and Humanities:
  • 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
  • pdesas.org

2b.

Standards selection:

What Standards Match the

Goal Statement?

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Explains why the SLO is important and how students will demonstrate learning of the standards through this objective.

2c.

Rationale statement:

Why is this Learning Important?

Grade 8 Art:

Developing the ability to manipulate visual art materials and tools are important to the artistic creation process, as is the ability to evaluate the process and product created by oneself and others.

Child Development (FCS)

Understanding how children grow and develop will prepare individuals and families to meet challenges associated with raising children.

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Section 3: Performance Indicators

  • General Description
    • Articulates targets for each Performance Measure
    • Includes all students in the identified SLO group
    • May include a focused student group
    • Affords opportunity to link indicators and/or weighting

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Section 4: Performance Measures

  • General Description
    • Identifies all performance measures, including name, purpose, type, and metric
    • Articulates the administration and scoring details, including the reporting
  • Note: Section 4 is based upon high-quality performance measures aligned to the targeted content standards

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Section 5: Teacher Expectations

  • General Description
    • Identifies each level (Failing, Needs Improvement, Proficient, Distinguished) students are meeting the PI targets.
    • Selects the overall SLO rating.

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today s work
Today’s Work
  • Write a Goal Statement
  • Align the appropriate content standards
  • Determine Performance Indicators
  • Determine Performance Measures
  • Define Teacher Expectations
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