Planning for April? Look For This DRE Symposium

posted Oct 26, 2013, 8:40 PM by Joe OReilly

Division H Vice Presidential Panel

The Use of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) in Teacher Evaluation:  Measurement and Policy Considerations


This panel will examine Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) as measures of teacher effectiveness from multiple perspectives. Panelists will discuss both measurement and policy-related issues in the operationalization of SLOs in teacher evaluation systems.  The session 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, the 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.


 Brad McMillen, Wake County Public School System; Rolf Blank, Council for Chief State School Officers; Brian Gong, National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment

Andrew Rice, Value-Added Research Center @ University of Wisconsin-Madison,

Bradley Carl, Value-Added Research Center @ University of Wisconsin-Madison, & Joann Taylor, Assistant Director of Strategic Compensation, Austin ISD