NWEA Guidance on the Creation of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

Not only do the definitions of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) vary across the country, but the requirements for the content of SLOs vary as well, with some more aligned than others with the body of research on how goal setting can improve performance. This document focuses on the research, policies, and practices necessary for appropriate development and implementation of SLOs.

Download this document to:

  • discover best practices from the research on goal setting (including why establishing teacher learning goals is critical)
  • learn about the two defining characteristics of high-quality goals
  • review four different types of context educators need to consider when setting goal targets

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