This document offers administrators (and possibly teachers) guidance for determining whether an assessment is appropriate for use in measuring student learning and as a reflection of teacher practice, while summarizing the steps recommended taking when selecting student assessments to inform...

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Presentation / Event

This helpful reference document explains the criteria for writing a strong Student Learning Objective (SLO) by providing detailed definitions of each component of the process. 

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

This tool is designed for use by the evaluator during the Beginning of the Year Conference. It highlights all the necessary criteria for a highly effective Student Learning Objective (SLO), and provides a space for the evaluator to indicate the approval status for each individual piece of...

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

This Powerpoint offers school administrators guidance on choosing assessments for SLOs, the pros and cons of each, potential challenges for non-tested grades and subjects, and key questions/things to consider when making decisions around assessments.

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Presentation / Event

This worksheet identifies the most appropriate academic and behavioral data points teachers should consider when developing SLO targets. Anticipated for use by school leaders, it can also be used by teachers to help think through accessible data.

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

These planning resources provide a detailed outline of the Student Learning Objectives (SLO) evaluation process and are designed for use by the Primary Evaluator or the Contributing Evaluator during the SLO process’s three annual evaluation conferences.

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

This guidebook unpacks and provides examples of student learning objectives (SLOs), a key component of the DC Model Teacher Evaluation System.

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

Watch one or all of OSSE's series of informational webinars about the DC Model Teacher Evaluation System and its components.

Webinar #1: Introducing the DC Model Teacher Evaluation System

Introducing the D.C. Model Teacher Evaluation System, a comprehensive...

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Video

This tool assists evaluators to score school leaders or principals on their rating or scoring teachers’ progress toward meeting SLOs at the end of the school year.

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document

This worksheet helps teachers think through the process for identifying essential learning and developing objective statements. This process is driven by the following key question: What is the most important knowledge and/or skill(s) my students should attain by the end of the interval of...

Author: Office of the State Superintendent of Education | Format: Document