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).


Need an overview of SLOs? Check out these resources first.
Here's more info about how SLOs are used in LEAP
Information for Special Educators, Non-Classroom Licensed Professionals, and Other Sub-Groups
For School Leaders


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For more information on the SLO process for SSPs see the SSP SLO website. Please contact the Talent Management team (at for any questions regarding the SLO process for SSPs.