SLOs are carefully planned goals for what a student or group of students will learn over a given period of instruction time and can be written for both tested and non-tested subjects and grades (CTAC, 2013). SLOs are used in educator evaluation systems to determine the educator’s contribution to student learning and to directly link an educator’s instruction to specific measures of student growth and learning in a content area.
Educators determine baseline student performance data, establish student growth targets, and identify how growth in the content area will be assessed. At the end of the instructional period, the educators provide evidence to the administrator demonstrating the degree of attainment of the student growth targets.
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