Measuring both student growth and attainment is paramount in evaluating the impact of public schools on student learning. TxCEE leads districts in using fair, consistent, and accurate measures for determining student growth outcomes.
A Student Learning Objective (SLO) is a measurable, focused, academic-centered goal that describes what students should know or be able to do at the end of an interval of instruction. TxCEE drew upon research and lessons learned from experts across the country to develop a Student Learning Objective process that can be used to measure growth in every classroom and supports the implementation of all educator evaluation systems, including the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) and the Texas Principal Evaluation and Support System (T-PESS). TxCEE’s SLO process is aligned with Texas state standards and has been adopted in both rural and urban school districts across the state.
How TxCEE Can Help:
Conduct a SLO inventory
Train on SLOs for district leadership
Train on SLOs for campus administrators and teacher leaders/instructional coaches
Train on implementing SLOs in the classroom
Leverage professional learning communities (PLCs) to implement SLOs
Provide support for developing and implementing components of Texas House Bill 3 (HB 3)