This page contains links and documents with background information about SLOs.


Guidance Document


37-page pdf from EngageNY. Detailed.

Road Map


34-slide ppt. in pdf format from EngageNY. More succinct.

SLO 101

This video provides an introduction to Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). By watching the video, you will learn the elements of an SLO and understand the resources available to you.

SLO 102 for teachers

This video provides an introduction to Student Learning Objectives. By watching this video, you will: learn the elements of an SLO, using an example; understand where to turn for more resources; and learn how to use the Multi-State SLO Rubric to measure SLO quality.

SLO 103 for teachers

This video covers how to develop an SLO using past performance trends and student historical data in order to inform and determine appropriate targets and to inform instructional decisions and approaches.

Webinar Series

The first webinar provides viewers with the following information - the background and basics of SLOs, the relationship between SLOs, the Common Core State Standards, Data Driven Instruction, evidence-based observations, local measures of student achievement and the difference between the state/district/school/teacher’s role within the SLO process.
The second webinar provides viewers with the following information - the role Common Core plays in SLOs, key messages for SLOs, the timeline for 5 key district-level SLO decisions, and tools for district leaders to make the first 3 of their 5 key SLO decisions.

APPR Guidance Document Revisions


109-page pdf. Revisions released on August 13, 2012.