Student Learning Objectives

Students demonstrate balancingStudent Learning Objectives (SLOs) are long-term, measurable academic goals that educators set for their students. They should focus on priority content, be measured by appropriate sources of evidence, and include specific targets for student mastery or progress. They are used as a measure of student learning by all educators participating in the Educator Evaluation System.

 

RIDE is issuing an “All Call” for teacher, building administrator, and support professional SLOs and SOOs. We will use them to build a robust library of samples from various content areas and grade levels. All identifying information such as names of schools, teachers, and students will be redacted. Samples can be submitted through e-mail in Word or PDF files through December 31, to SLOsamples@ride.ri.gov. With your participation, we will all benefit from sharing our thinking and learning from one another.

These samples are not intended to be exemplars, as SLOs are always context-specific. However they do illustrate characteristics of strong SLOs in their content-focus, quality of evidence, and rigor of targets.
First, we recommend reviewing several samples within your content area, both at your grade level and others. This will help you calibrate your understanding of a strong SLO.
Second, we also suggest reviewing a few samples from different disciplines as this may prompt thinking about ways to write objective statements, collect data/information, assess student learning, and tiered targets.
These samples are not meant to be adopted in their entirety. Rather, teachers could use them as a template for their SLO, but tailor them to their specific curricula, assessments, and students.

Teachers – PreK

Teachers – Elementary

Teachers – Middle School

Teachers – High School

Teachers – Special Educators

These samples are not intended to be exemplars, as SLOs are always context-specific. However they do illustrate characteristics of strong SLOs in their content-focus, quality of evidence, and rigor of targets. 

First, we recommend reviewing several samples within your content area, both at your grade level and others. This will help you calibrate your understanding of a strong SLO. 
Second, we also suggest reviewing a few samples from different disciplines as this may prompt thinking about ways to write objective statements, collect data/information, assess student learning, and tiered targets. 

These samples are not meant to be adopted in their entirety. Rather, teachers could use them as a template for their SLO, but tailor them to their specific curricula, assessments, and students.

These samples are not intended to be exemplars, as SLOs are always context-specific. However they do illustrate characteristics of strong SLOs in their content-focus, quality of evidence, and rigor of targets. 

First, we recommend reviewing several samples within your content area, both at your grade level and others. This will help you calibrate your understanding of a strong SLO. 
Second, we also suggest reviewing a few samples from different disciplines as this may prompt thinking about ways to write objective statements, collect data/information, assess student learning, and tiered targets. 

These samples are not meant to be adopted in their entirety. Rather, teachers could use them as a template for their SLO, but tailor them to their specific curricula, assessments, and students.

Elementary:

Middle School:

High School: