Student Learning Objectives
Student Learning Objectives (SLOs): a participatory method of setting measurable goals, or objectives, based on the specific assignment or class, such as the students taught, the subject matter taught, the baseline performance of the students, and the measurable gain in student performance during the course of instruction. SLOs may be based on teacher-developed or other classroom assessments if they are “rigorous and comparable across classrooms.” The general method of SLOs draws on both effective pedagogical practices and approaches to goal-setting, and evaluation and task motivation found in multiple professions. In some instances, student learning objectives are shared by a team of job-alike teachers. The Austin Independent School District, Denver, Rhode Island and Georgia public schools are using SLOs in their evaluations.