The 2012-13 school year was the first full year of implementation of the Student Learning Objective (SLO) process for all districts and BOCES in New York. District leaders, administrators, and teachers across the state worked to set ambitious and rigorous targets and used the SLO process to inform instructional decisions and improve instructional practice. In an effort to continue to guide and support the design and implementation of high quality SLOs, the Department requested sample SLOs from the field to share on EngageNY. Understanding that high quality implementation is achieved through modeling and feedback, these samples have been annotated, indicating notes of alignment to best practice found in each SLO.
Please note that the SLOs posted here provide a variety of approaches and are intended as examples only. For instance, the learning content identified within these SLOs may not directly reflect the knowledge and/or skills outlined for your own course as these decisions rest at the district and BOCES level. 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.