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ERIC Number: ED565776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 113
Abstractor: ERIC
Utah Guidance and Toolkit for Student Learning Objectives: Instructions and Materials. Utah SLOs. Updated
Utah State Office of Education
This document is intended to help teachers understand and create Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). This resource is a practical guide intended to provide clarity to a complex but worthwhile task. This resource may also be used by administrators for professional learning. As Utah moves toward providing a "Model for Measuring Educator Effectiveness," there is a need to ensure that all teachers have appropriate ways to demonstrate their contributions to student growth and learning. The "Utah Student Growth Model" differentiates between teachers of non-tested subjects and grades and teachers of tested subjects and grades. Non-tested subject and grades (NTSG) are teachers who teach courses, subjects, or grades that do not have student achievement data collected from Utah's standardized achievement tests (SAGE). More specifically, these teachers may instruct in such areas as: social studies, physical education, health, science K-3, dance, visual arts, music, theatre, computer, CTE, early childhood, and other courses not measured by state standardized testing. In order to support all teachers, especially NTSG teachers, as they continue to improve their instructional practice, Utah is recommending the implementation and use of "Student Learning Objectives" as a means to positively impact student achievement. Student Learning Objectives are especially powerful when teachers are able to collaborate together to create the quality common assessments needed to measure all students within a grade level, department, or content area.
Utah State Office of Education. 250 East 500 South, P.O. Box 144200, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200. Tel: 801-538-7500; Web site:
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education
Identifiers - Location: Utah
IES Cited: ED561236