Maryland—Rubric for Approval

The Maryland State Department of Education developed a rubric to assist with principals with the review and approval of teacher SLOs. The rubric is designed to help principals ensure consistency among the individual components and that the SLO reflects careful planning and thoughtful reflection that will support successful implementation and accomplishment of the SLO targets. There are four domains within the rubric: priority of standard, rigor of target, quality of measure and evidence, and action, and each domain includes a set of criteria.