in mid-December 2011 and running through the end
of February 2012, NYSED will host a series of introductory
webinars on Student Learning Objectives. Each webinar
will introduce components of the SLO process to
explain how New York State will assess the student
learning growth of students in classrooms where
there is no State assessment that can be used for
a State-provided growth or value-added measure.
will apply to a large majority of teachers in every
school. Teachers who do not teach in Grades 4-8
ELA and Math will have SLOs, and all principals
will participate in the implementation of this process
for the 2012-2013 school year according to Ken Slentz,
first webinar (which aired December 20, 2011) provided
viewers with the following information:
background and basics of SLOs.
relationship between SLOs, the Common Core State
Standards, Data Driven Instruction, evidence-based
observations, and local measures of student achievement.
difference between the state/district/school/teacherís
role within the SLO process.
Link to the first webinar: http://vimeo.com/33910579
second webinar provides viewers with the folloowing
role Common Core plays in SLOs.
messages for SLOs.
timeline for 5 key district-level SLO decisions.
for district leaders to make the first 3 of their
5 key SLO decisions:
and identify district-specific academic priorities
Identify who will have State-provided growth
measures and who must have SLOs as “comparable
district rules for how specific SLOs will
to the second webinar: http://vimeo.com/35889081