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ERIC Number: ED565845
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Using Student Learning Objectives as a Locally-Determined Measure of Student Growth
Ohio Department of Education
Over the past decade, Ohio has made important education policy advances, with a focus on student learning and achievement, standards, and accountability. Ohio is serious about its commitment to quality schools and honors this commitment by providing Local Education Agencies (LEAs) a research-based, transparent, fair teacher evaluation system adaptable to the specific contexts of Ohio's LEAs. This guide focuses on the use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as an optional, locally determined measure for student growth. The information contained in this guide is intended to support LEAs that are piloting SLOs as a measure of student growth during summer 2012. Contained in this guide are the resources and guidance that has been developed by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) thus far; however, information within the guide is subject to revision at the conclusion of the pilot program based on feedback from participating LEAs. These materials were developed to support the creation of SLO examples by LEAs participating in the pilot process. This LEA work will support the ODE guidance for student growth measures and help to build capacity and knowledge of LEAs to implement student growth measures. The following are appended: (1) Student Learning Objective (SLO) Template; (2) Student Learning Objective (SLO) Template Checklist; (3) Guidance on Selecting Assessments for SLOs; and (4) Sample Template for the Analysis of Data.
Ohio Department of Education. 25 South Front Street MS 708, Columbus, OH 43215. Tel: 877-644-6338; Web site:
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
IES Cited: ED544205