Text of Student Learning Objective Overview Carolyn Everidge-Frey, Assistant Director
Student Learning Objective Overview
Carolyn Everidge-Frey, Assistant Director
Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
Ohio Revised Code and Teacher Evaluation
…Any person who is employed under a teacher license issued under this chapter, or under a professional or permanent teacher’s certificate issued under former section 3319.222 of the Revised Code, and who spends at least fifty per cent of the time employed providing student instruction.
Who should be evaluated?
Definition of Student Growth
The change in student achievement for an individual student between two or more points in time.
What do we know?
3 types of measures
3 categories of teachers
District discretion and flexibility
HB 555 Changes Category A
Locally- Determined Measures3
3 Types of Local Measures
Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)
Approved vendor assessments for
Category A2 teachers (proportionate)
Encourages collaborative goals and may include:
• Building or District Value-Added is recommended if available;
• Content Area Building Teams may use a Value-Added score; and
• Building or District-based SLOs
Shared Attribution Decisions
1.Is the district going to use shared attribution as a local measure?
2.Which single shared attribution measure will the district apply?
3.How much weight will the district assign to shared attribution? (5-10% recommended)
What is an SLO?
A measurable, long‐term academic goal informed by available data that a
teacher or teacher team sets at the beginning of the year for all students
or for subgroups of students.
Do all Teachers Need to Write SLOs?
In full implementation, teachers using
SLOs as a growth measure will write
two to four per year regardless of category.
Why is Ohio Using SLOs?
Reinforce promising teaching practices
and connect practice to student learning
Used in all subjects/content areas
Potential For Collaboration
The SLO Development Process
SLOs are approved at the local level
ODE recommends an existing committee
Provide feedback: both cool & warm
Recommended Steps for Approving an SLO
• Committees should go through a calibration process first.
• Read over the entire SLO.• Using the checklist, review the SLO. • Discuss whether it meets each criterion and provide feedback.
• Allow 10 days for needed revisions.
SLOs Components Include:
• Baseline & Trend Data• Student Population• Interval of Instruction• Standards & Content• Assessment(s)• Growth Target(s)• Rationale for Growth Target(s)
Examine the SLO
SLO Template Checklist
SLOs can be created drawing on different data sources:
•vendor assessments not on the ODE list•Career & Technical Educational assessments•locally-developed assessments•performance assessments•portfolios
Baseline and Trend Data:
Identifies source(s) and summarizes student information (test score from previous years, results of pre-assessments) in numerical and narrative form.
Draws upon trend data, if available.Summarizes analysis of data by identifying
student strengths and weaknesses.
Sample Table for Baseline Data
Baseline Score (based on pre-assessment)
Number of Students
score < 60 10
Growth Target(for post-assessment; whichever is greater)
• The SLO covers 22 5th grade math students.
• Students with IEPs will receive accommodations.
How Could This Student Population Be Improved?
• Automotive Technology I has 15 enrolled students.
• Students are in grade 11.
• 3 have an IEP. • No subgroups are
How Could This Student Population Be Improved?
Sample Student Population
• The SLO covers all 57 6th grade science students, which I teach 1st/2nd periods
• 7-IEP students (6 reading, 1 math)• 2-504 students (ADHD, hearing impairment)• 7-Gifted students (science)• Students with 45 or more unexcused or
excused days will be excluded from the final rating
Interval of Instruction
• The interval of instruction is second semester 2013.
• January 17 – April 15.
How Could This Interval of Instruction Be Improved?
Sample Interval of Instruction
This is a yearlong course taught in one 41 minute period per day.
The SLO interval of instruction begins August 27, 2013, and ends on April 15, 2014.
Standards and Content:
Specify which standards the SLO covers.Represents the big ideas or domains of the
content. (Teacher should explain why s/he believes these are the most important.)
Identifies core knowledge/skills students should attain if the SLO is targeted.
Selecting Assessments for SLOs
Selecting and approving assessments is a challenging and important step.
ODE strongly recommends districts not allow assessments created by one teacher
for use in his or her classroom
Identifies valid & reliable assessments reviewed by content experts. (State who created / reviewed it? Describe its structure.)
Describes how the assessment provides “stretch” for both low and high achieving.
Provides specific details on how multiple tests will be combined into a one score.
Follows assessment guidelines.
The targets should reflect high expectations for student achievement that are developmentally appropriate.
The targets should be rigorous yet attainable.
Students scoring 80 or lower on the pre-assessment will increase their scores on the similar post-assessment by at least 10 points. Any students scoring 81 or higher on the pre-assessment will maintain their scores.
How Could This Growth Target Be Improved?
Example Growth Target
Students will increase their scores by half the difference between 100 and their pre-assessment score.
For example, a student with a pre-assessment of 50 would be expected to increase his or her score by 25 points on the post-assessment.
100 – 50 = 50 / 2 = 25
Example Growth Targets
Taking into account student’s entry level of skill, all students will meet their target score on the post assessment:
Baseline Score Range
Target Score on Post-Assessment
Rationale for Growth Target(s)
High-quality SLOs include strong justifications for why the goal is
important and achievable.
The rationale ties it ALL together.
Rationale for Growth Target(s):
Demonstrates teacher knowledge of students & content.
Explains why the targets are appropriate.Addresses student needs.Uses data to identify student needs &
determine appropriate targets.Aligns with broader school/district goals.Sets rigorous expectations for students and
SLO Review: Automotive
SLO Review Activity
1. Complete calibration exercises.
2. Read the entire Automotive Tech I SLO.
3. Using the checklist, review the SLO.
4. Discuss each component with a partner.
5. Provide feedback for the instructor.
6. Allow 10 days for needed revisions.
SLO Scoring Template
SLO Scoring Matrix
Percentage of students that met or exceeded growth