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Introduction to Student Learning Objectives | Module

Introduction to Student Learning Objectives | Module

(July 2013)  Useful to Parent Centers in: SSIP work, system reform, work with families

Designed as a blueprint for training, this module can be used by state leaders and regional center staff to support district-level staff who are new to student learning objectives (SLO) and in the early stages of implementation.

About SLOs | An SLO is a measurable, long-term, academic goal informed by available data that a teacher or team of teachers establish at the beginning of the year for all students or for subgroups of students. The use of SLOs is initiated at the district level.

About this module | In this module, you will learn about the following:

  • SLO cycles
  • State approaches for creating SLO guidance for districts
  • Writing and reviewing SLOs
  • Technical and implementation challenges

The module provides 7 hours of material, including hands-on activities, which can be adapted and customized to your state’s context and needs. Download PDF copies of each file below, or request copies of the materials in a Word format by sending an e-mail to

The module’s materials are:

  • Slides
  • Agenda
  • Facilitator’s Guide
  • Handouts

All are downloadable from the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders, at:

SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources