Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are course-long learning objectives set by teachers to identify and then monitor student progress along a learning progression towards critical learning outcomes. Based on the Colorado Academic and Common Core State Standards, the goal of SLOs is to focus teachers on setting ambitious, realistic and measurable objectives towards student mastery of the Standards.
SLOs provide a process by which teachers start in the right place – determining what our students need to know by the end of each course to succeed in college, career and life. Teachers then plan backwards in an aligned, thoughtful way to ensure that every minute of instruction and assessment is working towards our common goal of Every Child Succeeds. By implementing SLOs, DPS seeks to maximize student growth by making effective teaching practices a part of every teacher’s planning.
Click here to provide feedback on district Model SLOs/PBTs for the 2017-2018 school year.
Click here to visit the NEW SLO Resource Bank (Google page), which contains all model SLOs, and corresponding Performance Based Tasks.
Click here to visit the SLO application (Google Chrome works best).
SLO Conversation Facilitator Guide – Mid Year Conversation
Protocol for Determining End-of-Year Expectation Levels
SLO Conversation Facilitator Guide – EOY LEAP Conversation
What Expected, One Year of Growth Looks Like From Different Preparedness Levels
Teacher-Student Attribution Guidance
Reaching Collaborative Consensus on SLO end-of-course levels
Guidance for Neutral Content Experts – Supporting SLO Collaborative Consensus
Neutral Content Expert Feedback Template
Pre-recorded screencast for teachers on SLO End-of-Year Approval Process Updates