Webinar: Making SLOs Matter: Supporting Meaningful, Rigorous Goal-Setting

Webinar: Making SLOs Matter: Supporting Meaningful, Rigorous Goal-Setting

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The development of SLOs encourages educators to focus and align instruction with district/BOCES and school priorities, goals, and academic improvement plans. Research indicates that setting rigorous and ambitious learning goals, combined with the purposeful use of data through both formal and informal assessments, leads to higher academic performance by students.

This webinar is a part of the series of sessions scheduled over the course of the year to support those participating in the STLE-Dissemination Grant: Principal Leadership (STLE-D) program as they work to enhance the implementation of their APPR system. Trends and patterns identified through the thorough review of participants’ SLO samples are highlighted, leading to a discussion of misperceptions and common challenges in the development of high quality SLOs. In addition, the following six actionable steps that can help support meaningful, rigorous goal-setting are explored in-depth:

  • Align the SLO process to your district's vision
  • Share guidelines and model SLOs to guide practice
  • Calibrate on SLO quality
  • Provide feedback on draft SLOs
  • Track goals and use them to inform improvement
  • Make SLOs live as part of your instructional program

Additional resources that may be used in conjunction with this webinar are as follows: