Professional Development Turnkey Kit: Student Learning Objectives for Teachers - Session 8

Conference Presentation

Session 8

Using the NYSESLAT in the Development of SLOs

Description: The New York State Education Department has developed sample SLOs that demonstrate two potential methods of how to develop an SLO that uses the NYSESLAT as the summative assessment. Understanding that high quality implementation is achieved through modeling and feedback, these tools are built around the application of two different target setting models to a sample 3-4 ESL class in a pull-out model, as well as a 9-12 ESL class.

Please note that these models are intended as examples only. Districts and BOCES, within the context of State Regulations and frameworks, should determine how specific SLOs will be set after assessing their unique priorities and needs.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is committed to providing district leaders, teachers, and principals support as they develop and implement Student Learning Objectives (SLOs).  NYSED will host a new series of short videos that aim to provide targeted assistance to teachers and principals of various specialties as they develop SLOs.  Additional videos will be posted throughout the Fall. Each video will focus on key objectives, including the ability to:

1. Distinguish unique characteristics of the teaching assignment and its implications for the SLO development
2. Use three guiding questions to work through key decision points
3. Complete all 8 sections of the New York SLO template

Resources Required

Sample NYSESLAT SLO: Grades 3-4

Sample NYSESLAT SLO: Grades 9-12