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Announcements for Goal Setting SLOs:
: Updated Student Score Sheet has been uploaded to the SLO site and Schoolnet. The new version includes a note in the Growth Target field indicating teachers to enter the projected point increase and not the student's projected post-assessment score. (e.g. if student scored 50 in the pre-assessment and you project the student to increase his score by 20 points in the post-assessment, please enter 20 in the Growth Target field, and not 70).

Goal Setting SLO Exemplars by Content Area - Available now in the Overview Documents section (including ISS SLO exemplar)!!!
: Updated Frequently Asked Questions section including most current information for completing Goal Setting SLOs


Additional updated SLO Resources available to download from the Overview Documents section in the 2016-2017 SLOs folder: 
    • Submitting a Goal Setting SLO - (Quick Reference Card)
    • Completing the Student Score Sheet for your Goal Setting SLO - (Quick Reference Card)
    • Student Score Sheet v.3 - (Template)
    • Approve a Goal Setting SLO - (Quick Reference Card)

Note: In order to get access or download any of the SLO resources available in the Overview documents tab you will need to login to Curriculum Central using your EAD credentials (e.g. jsmith@dallasisd.org).

What are Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)?

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are a measure of student growth during the year based on assessments other than standardized assessments that are already included in an achievement template. 

The purpose of this measure is to capture information on student learning growth based on assessments that are important and meaningful but are not standardized measures already used in the achievement template. The intent is to focus professional conversation on student learning in order to support teachers in reaching the learning targets. The intent is to focus professional conversation on student learning in order to support teachers in reaching the learning targets. The SLO is established at the beginning of the year with the approval of the teacher’s evaluator and is assessed at the end of the year using a rubric (see Evaluation Tab). 

Teacher Guidebook 2014-2015, pg. 14
Why do we use SLOs?

Findings from Community Training and Assistance Center's (CTAC) four-year study show that elementary, middle, and high school students whose teachers had high quality Student Learning Objectives outperformed their peers on state and national standardized tests.

Source: http://www.ctacusa.com/education/student-learning-objectives-slos/slo-resources/



Please see additional SLO related information on the attached presentation. (Note: In order to get access to the presentation you will need to login to Curriculum Central using your EAD credentials.)

2015-16 SLOs Final.pptx