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ERIC Number: ED565846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
Student Learning Objectives: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions
Lachlan-Haché, Lisa; Cushing, Ellen; Bivona, Lauren
American Institutes for Research
Not all student growth measures are alike, nor are they designed to be. But when student growth measures are used for educator evaluation, fairness and comparability become critical. This paper focuses on the benefits and challenges of student learning objectives (SLOs) and their use in educator effectiveness systems. To support educators in implementing fair and equitable SLOs, this paper highlights the work of leading states and districts as they develop innovative solutions to improve the quality of SLOs as a measure of student growth, and in turn, as a measure of educator effectiveness. The following topics are presented: (1) Benefits of Implementing SLOs; (2) Challenges to Implementing SLOs; and (3) SLO Solutions.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research (AIR)
IES Cited: ED544205