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In the state of Ohio teachers are learning about a new initiative SLO - Student Learning Objectives that will be required for teachers without standardized testing to show growth and report value added information. My district hired an SLO consultant who is offering a hybrid class on this new process. In an effort to be proactive and having to do this for two kindergarten classes, I wanted to have suggestions and guidance before this all begins in August. We had our first session yesterday and I found it very helpful. These are some general tips and information I gathered from our first meeting.
-SLO is job embedded work we must do.
-Each teacher will work on 2 SLO targets for the year.
-SLO are written for an August - April time frame.
-It may be possible SLO will need to be adjusted during the year.
- The first year will have hiccups and adjustments along the way.
-You will want a checklist of things you need in each section.
-Front load pre-assessment with low, medium, and high questions.
-We will want to show growth throughout the school year not just a beginning and ending assessment.