These documents and links will assist you as you write your SLO. This page also contains links to sample SLOs.



Expandable Word doc you will use to input information into your SLO.

NYSUT Guide to Developing Student Learning Objectives


2-page guidance document from NYSUT on writing SLOs.

Crafting an Effective Student Learning Objective


2-page document from OCM BOCES.

SLO Flowchart


Step-by-step process for creating and implementing SLOs. 1 page.

50% Rule for Teachers

This video will help you learn how to determine whether or not you will write SLOs and for which courses you will write SLOs.

Sample SLOs


NYSED Student Learning Objective Models

These SLOs are approved by NYSED for their rigor and clear alignment of learning content, target and evidence.

Student Learning Objectives Collection (SLO Bank)

Scroll down the page to get to the SLO Bank. This collection was developed through a joint effort with the Central New York Teacher Center. These SLOs are intended to serve as examples to help teachers get a sense of what an SLO contains and what it might look like. These are not meant to be exemplars nor have they been approved by SED. The examples are published here in a WORD format so they can be edited and adapted for local use. For ease of viewing, they are also available as pdfs.

Nassau BOCES

These are not meant to be exemplars nor have they been approved by SED or Nassau BOCES. In creating SLOs, all current SLO guidelines should be followed including third-party assessments.

Visual Art SLOs

These are from Ohio, but they have K-12 examples.

Music SLOs

Also from Ohio, but in addition to the K-12 examples, they have assessments as well.

SLOs for Librarians
Updated (Sept. 2012) video and sample SLO for librarians from NYSED. The sample is approved by the state.

SLO for Special Education Teachers with Students taking the New York State Alternate Assessment

Updated (Sept. 2012) video and sample SLO for NYSAA from NYSED. The sample is approved by the state.