Student Learning Objectives
The New York State Education Department has just released two important resources for District leaders as they implement a critical component of the new teacher evaluation system: the Student Learning Objective Road Map and the Student Learning Objective Guidance Document. These documents explain how New York State will assess the student learning growth of students in classrooms where there is no State assessment that can be used for a State-provided growth or value-added measure (sometimes called "non-tested subjects").
These resources are posted on EngageNY.org for administrators and are available at the following link: http://engageny.org/resource/student-learning-objectives/. A Teacher Overview is also posted on the teacher tab. Future tools and resources will also be provided on EngageNY.org.
Over the coming months we will host webinars and trainings for District leaders to provide them with the resources and guidance necessary to provide educators with the details of their approaches.
For now, educators should familiarize themselves with the basics of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): how SLOs fit into our new evaluation system; what an SLO is and what elements are included within an SLO; what the benefits of SLOs are for those using them. Details specific to you and your colleagues will soon follow.
- The EngageNY Team