The term SLO has dual meaning within Wisconsin’s Educator Effectiveness System (EE System). For teachers, SLO refers to Student Learning Objectives—student academic growth goals for entire classrooms or subsets of students. For principals, SLO refers to School Learning Objectives(i.e., student academic growth goals for an entire school or subsets of students within the school).
SLOs are detailed, measurable goals for student academic growth appropriate within a specified period of time (interval). An interval reflects the time an educator supports a given student population.
The SLO process consists of four main elements spread out over a school year or learning cycle:
1. Establishing an appropriate SLO goal and plan to reach the goal
2. Gathering evidence of instructional practices leading to improved student outcomes
3. Conducting a mid-year or mid-cycle review of progress
4. Evaluating the final results and scoring the educator’s SLO process and outcomes using the holistic rubric
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