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posted Feb 16, 2014, 9:53 AM by Joe OReilly

Directors of Research and Evaluation Business Meeting

Thu, April 3, 12:30 to 4:30pm, Convention Center, 200 Level, 204B

Fri, April 4, 12:25 to 1:55pm, Convention Center, 100 Level, 116

Session Type: Invited Session


This joint symposium between Division H (Research, Evaluation and Assessment in Schools) and the Directors of Research& Evaluation (DRE) examines Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as measures of teacher effectiveness from multiple perspectives. Presenters will discuss both measurement and policy-related issues in the operationalization of SLOs in teacher evaluation systems. This symposium will begin by setting a context for how SLOs became part of the teacher evaluation milieu and the various forms they have taken in different states and districts, with a focus on promising practices. Next, the experience of providing technical support to districts on design and implementation of SLOs will be discussed. Finally, this symposium session will shift to a discussion from a district’s perspective on implementation and rollout of SLOs, the challenges involved, and the reaction of teachers to using of SLOs to measure performance.