Professional Development Turnkey Kit: Student Learning Objectives for Teachers - Session 5

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Session 5

Student Learning Objectives 103 for Teachers: Using Past Performance Trends and Historical Data

Time: 16 minutes                                                           

Description: This video covers how to develop an SLO using past performance trends and student historical data in order to inform and determine appropriate targets and to inform instructional decisions and approaches.  We will look at two separate course sections: a US History Regents course where the summative measure will be the Regents exam and an 8th Grade Science class that culminates in a State assessment.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is committed to providing district leaders, teachers, and principals support as they develop and implement Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).  NYSED will host a new series of short videos that aim to provide targeted assistance to teachers and principals of various specialties as they develop SLOs.  Additional videos will be posted throughout the Fall. Each video will focus on key objectives, including the ability to:

1. Distinguish unique characteristics of the teaching assignment and its implications for the SLO development
2. Use three guiding questions to work through key decision points
3. Complete all 8 sections of the New York SLO template

Resources Required

Student Learning Objectives 103 for Teachers

Grade 8 Science SLO Template

US History SLO Template

SLO 103 for Teachers - Presentation Slides