Student Learning Objectives: Webinar II

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The second webinar provides viewers with the following information:

1. The role Common Core plays in SLOs.

2. Key messages for SLOs.

3. The timeline for 5 key district-level SLO decisions.

4. Tools for district leaders to make the first 3 of their 5 key SLO decisions:

  • Assess and identify district-specific academic priorities and needs.
  • Identify who will have State-provided growth measures and who must have SLOs as “comparable growth measures.”
  • Determine district rules for how specific SLOs will get set.

The following attachments accompany Webinar 2:

1. Resources for Decision 1: Assess and Identify District Priorities and Needs. These resources include two examples of districts whose goals and priorities set them up for learning and success:

- The New Paltz educational master plan. Superintendent Maria Rice used the book,
The Living School, as a tool to help guide her through the creation of the plan with her Board, community, and staff.

- New Paltz Educational Master Plan

- New Paltz State of the District

- Batavia City Schools Comprehensive District Education Plan

Thank you to Superintendent Rice and Superintendent Puzio for sharing their materials with us and allowing us to post them on our site.

2. Resource for Decision 2: Who Needs an SLO for Growth Measurement?

- Required SLOs: Reference Guide. In this reference guide you will find a detailed list of NYSED’s rules for teachers who have SLOs for State growth.

3. Resources for Decision 3: How Will SLOs Get Set?

- Assessment Options for SLOs: Reference Guide. In this reference guide you will find a detailed list of NYSED’s assessment requirements and options for teachers who have SLOs for State growth.

- Assessment Decision Chart for Growth and Locally Selected Measures. This is a template for districts to use as they map out the assessments they wish to use for State growth and locally selected measures. The spreadsheet is separated into two tabs for growth and local.

4. Slides with speaker notes to accompany the second webinar.