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ERIC Number: ED565865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
RISE Evaluation and Development System: Student Learning Objectives Handbook
Indiana Department of Education
With the help of teachers and leaders throughout the state, the Indiana Department of Education has developed an optional model teacher evaluation system named RISE. Whether corporations choose to adopt RISE or a model of their own, the department's goal is to assist corporations in developing or adopting models that both comply with IC 20-28-11.5 (the law surrounding teacher evaluation), and are fair, credible and accurate. Regardless of model or system, evaluations must: (1) Be annual; (2) Include Four Rating Categories; and (3) Include Student Growth Data: Evaluations should be student-focused. First and foremost, an effective teacher helps students make academic progress. A thorough evaluation system includes multiple measures of teacher performance, and growth data must be one of the key measures. This Student Learning Objectives handbook focuses on the third requirement of IC 20-28-11.5, "Including Student Growth Data." More specifically, it focuses on one of the multiple measures of student learning in RISE: Student Learning Objectives. This handbook defines Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and their purpose, provides an overview of how SLOs fit into the teacher evaluation context in Indiana, and provides step-by-step instructions on how to write an SLO. Contains a glossary. The following are appended: (1) Forms; (2) Mastery Standards for State Tests and Common Corporation Assessments; and (3) Sample Student Learning Objectives.
Indiana Department of Education. State House Room 229, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Tel: 317-232-6610; Fax: 317-232-8004; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
IES Cited: ED544205