Deepening Our Understanding of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) Meeting Outcomes • • • • • Participants will be able to: Explain how SLOs are part of the Teacher Evaluation process. Explain the timeline for implementing SLOs. Give a consistent countywide message about SLOs. Access sample SLOs online from the SLO Library. Examine sample SLOs and reflect on possible use. 2 Think, Pair, Share What do you know about SLOs? What questions do you have that we need to be sure to answer today? What long-term support are you expecting? Maryland’s Vision for Education Reform Revise the PreK-12 Maryland State Curriculum Redesign Teacher & Principal Preparation, Development, Retention, and Evaluation WORLD CLASS STUDENTS Build a Statewide Technology Infrastructure Implement the Breakthrough Center Approach 4 Teacher Evaluation Pilot Schools Elementary Schools Dayton Oaks Jeffers Hill Ilchester Waterloo Middle Schools Dunloggin Lime Kiln Mayfield Woods High Schools Hammond Mount Hebron River Hill SLO Timeline • September 25- Sample SLOs were sent to MSDE. • October 3- Pilot School teachers received an overview of SLOs and support in writing them from DOI staff. • October 8 and 9- Principal Retreats focusing on SLO development- (Coordinators & IFs provide support.) • By October 31- Pilot School teachers have met with their principals to have their SLOs approved. • By ????- All teams at all schools will develop one team/department SLO. 6 Teacher Evaluation Professional Practice Student Growth 50% 50% MSDE Educator Evaluation Requirements MSDE HCPSS Charlotte Danielson Framework Charlotte Danielson Framework Planning and Preparation Planning and Preparation Classroom Environment Classroom Environment Instruction Instruction Professional Responsibilities Professional Responsibilities MSDE Student Learning Objectives MSA School Index HCPSS Domain 5 Student Learning Objectives State-Mandated Assessments The HCPSS Teacher Evaluation Process HCPSS Teacher Evaluation Model Charlotte Danielson’s Framework For Teaching and Learning Professional Practice (50%) Qualitative Measures Domain 1 Planning and Preparation 12.5% Domain 2 Classroom Environment 12.5% Domain 3 Instruction 12.5% Domain 4 Professional Responsibilities 12.5% Domain 5 Student Growth (50%) Quantitative Measures Literacy Mathematical Practices Creative Problem Solving in Support of MD STEM Standards of Practice Content • Reading • Writing • Speaking and Listening •Differentiation 20%/25% • Overarching Habits • Reasoning and Explaining • Modeling and Using Tools • Seeing Structure and Generalizing • Differentiation 20%/25% Growth on State Assessments (As Mandated by MSDE) 10% • Understanding Challenges • Generation of Ideas • Preparation for Action • Application of Technology • Differentiation 20%/25% • Assessments • Performance-Based Tasks •Differentiation 20%/25% Student Learning Objective. A specific, rigorous, long-term goal for groups of students that represents the most important learning during an interval of instruction. Determined in consultation with evaluator Flexible and job-specific Data-rich process Example: 100% of (first grade) students will advance on their developmental checklist as measured by the end of year Howard County Reading Behaviors Checklists. A Student Learning Objective (SLO) is… Based on the most current student data Focused on the most valuable learning Aligned to current curriculum standards …an instructional goal… for specific students…for a specific time interval Adapted from New York State District-wide Growth Goal Setting Process – Road Map for Districts Specific and measurable Positive Outcomes Uses data to target students’ learning needs increasing rigor and performance Allows for comparable and fair measures of student learning Informs and drives success of LEA/School priorities and needs When SLOs fully support the goal of increasing student achievement for all students…they have the most impact. Becomes an integral part of successful educators’ practice Provides accountability for student learning and student growth Increases strategic and systemic decisionmaking Adapted from New York State District-wide Growth Goal Setting Process – Road Map for Districts Sample SLOs Pilot teachers will create SLOs in two of the following areas: • • • • Literacy Mathematical Practices Creative Problem Solving Content Other teachers create one SLO as a team/department by ?????. 16 Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) Process Overview CLASSROOM OBSERVATIONS & DISCUSSIONS JUNE/JULY NOVEMBER - MAY Receive Professional Development OCTOBER Implement Data Review and Document Baseline Evidence Identify Total Student Population (Beginning of year) Participate in Data Discussions Identify Complexity Factors Identify Learning Objective(s) for Student Population(s) Develop Rationale and Growth Target(s) Identify Professional Development Needs Implement Instructional Strategies Monitor Progress Adjust Instructional Strategies Mid Interval Progress Check ON-GOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & REFLECTIVE PRACTICE Evaluate Effectiveness Reaching Targets Identify Professional Development Needs Continue Professional Development 17 SLO- 100% of students will demonstrate growth towards mastery on… Population For whom is the SLO developed? Learning Content SLO COMPONENTS Describe the content focus for this SLO. Instructional Interval How long will instruction be focused on this learning content? Evidence of Growth Describe and explain the process used to monitor student growth. Baseline Identify baseline data for current student performance level. Rationale for Student Learning Objective Why this learning content? Why these students? Target To what point will students progress or grow in the content? Criteria for Effectiveness Highly Effective Effective Ineffective Strategies What instructional strategies will help students achieve the targeted goal?18 Transition to Common Core Link Below is the link to the Transition to the Common Core wiki where the library of SLOs reside: https://transitiontocommoncore.wikispaces.hcpss.org/ 19 Small Group Process Student Learning Objectives Table Rotations… • Use the guide and Sample SLO to follow along with the content facilitator. • What professional development will your staff need to feel comfortable writing their SLOs? 20 BREAK Secondary Table Groups Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 Science Social Studies English Mathematics CTE G/T World Languages PE/Health ESOL Instructional Technology Library/Med Fine Arts ia Elementary Table Groups Time Remaining http://www.online-stopwatch.com/fullscreen-stopwatch/ Points to Remember Student Learning Objectives 1. The samples on the Transition to the Common Core wiki are drafts. 2. Teachers need to create two SLOs from different indicators. 3. The due date for creating one SLO will be extended. 25 “If properly implemented, student learning objectives help teachers bring more science to their art, strengthen instructional support to the classrooms, and improve the quality of the outcome.” William J. Slotnik Founder and Executive Director Community Training and Assistance Center 26 Dialogue • What questions/concerns/suggestions do you still have?