Executive Summary

Resource Library

Hope Street Group’s resource library provides an abundance of information to assist you learning about teacher evaluation reform. Whether you're seeking information non-tested grades and subjects, growth measures, teacher engagement, value added measurement or anything else, you'll find it here.

  • Ensuring Fair and Reliable Measures of Effective Teaching Culminating Findings from the MET Project’s Three-Year Study

    In the final MET project report, the Gates Foundation found that the most reliable way to evaluate teachers is to use a three-pronged approach built on student test scores, classroom observations by multiple reviewers and teacher evaluations from students themselves. The project found that an accurate observation rating for a teacher requires two or more lessons, each scored by a different certified observer.

  • Rhode Island Student Learning Objective Examples

    Click here for Rhode Island Student Learning Objective (SLO) examples.  They are not meant to be exemplars and do not all look the same, as SLOs are incredibly context-specific.  Rather, they illustrate the diversity of choices educators make while crafting SLOs in different content-areas and grade-spans. For instance, there are first grade math, eighth grade science, and fifth grade physical education education SLO examples.


    The SLOs below are organized in two ways: by grade/subject, and by trait. To view the examples, click on the bold title (e.g., 'Administrators') and then choose from the list that appears.

  • Indicators of a Strong Student Learning Objective

    This Rhode Island document highlights the three main criteria, and corresponding elements and descriptors, included in strong Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Educators may find this guide helpful as they write SLOs and evaluators may find it helpful as they review and approve SLOs.

  • Student Learning Objectives Guide for Educators: Writing Student Learning Objectives

    This document represents RIDE’s current thinking on best practices for writing and revising Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).  This document has been informed by Rhode Island educators who have shared their experience with SLOs in the 2011-2012 year of gradual implementation.

  • Writing Student Learning Objectives - Video for Teachers

    This Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) narrated video for teachers focuses on the SLO process. Along with the two adjacent documents, this video is meant to support teachers as they write their SLOs.

    Trouble viewing the video?  You may need to download and install a codec. Click here for the GoToMeeting page where you can find the codec.


Featured Resource

Common Core State Standards

This page provides the complete Common Core State Standards. The Common Core State Standards for Math, English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

The Federal Government and Teacher Evaluation

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