Student Learning Objectives. Bellefontaine’s SLO Journey Christine Galvin, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org. Why?. We are part of a federal TIF grant that required us to pilot OTES & SLOs this year!. Win-Win-Win: A great opportunity.
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Bellefontaine’s SLO Journey
Christine Galvin, Principal
We are part of a federal TIF grant
that required us to pilot OTES & SLOs this year!
Thanks to TIF, in 2012-13, we are held harmless to experiment with and phase-in SLOs.
If we miss our targets, there is no penalty.
If we make our targets, performance-based, strategic-compensation payouts are awarded.
Either way, we are better prepared for the real deal in 2013-14.
We Created an Evaluation Committee
Made up of teachers & administrators
Met monthly last year (2011-2012)
Looked at evaluation forms based on OTES rubrics
Discussed deadlines, forms, process, etc.
Created a binder for each staff member
Meetings, Meetings, Meetings!
In 2011-2012, the Superintendent, Curriculum Director, & Principals met with each grade level/department to discuss SLOs and the new evaluation process
We used our huddle days (one hour delayed starts) to continue to train teachers on the SLO & OTES process
Our TIF committee met to make decisions on how many SLOs to pilot & what percentage value added would count during our pilot year
In the summer of 2012, we used ODE guidance to design and develop locally based team and individual SLOs. Our instructional team leaders received training first and then the remainder of the staff were given training in the SLO guide & then given time to begin writing the SLOs. They were paid a stipend through the mini-grant
We continued the SLO writing process at the start of the 2012-2013 school year. All first drafts of SLOs were due by Sept. 17th. Tests & rubrics needed to be submitted along with the SLO.
The Building Leadership Teams then met & using the rubric evaluated each of the submitted SLO’s making notes & annotations as needed
The SLOs were then returned for revision in October & then returned in November for final approval
The BLT is checking in with the Teacher Based Teams to see how the work is coming & we are discussing how to best collect & monitor the data
All assessments & grading should have a team approach for validity
Teachers are already overloaded—try to build time in your schedule for them to meet & complete the work
Formula: Required Growth = (100 – Pretest Score)/2. Result is added to the Pretest score to set each individual student’s target.
Example: If a student earns a 66 on the Pretest, then (100-66)/2=1717+66=83EOY target for this student is 83.
Other staff have chosen to set up tiered system to track growth. After the pilot, we are going to examine the data to decide on a process for next year.
Bellefontaine High School