South Dakota – Student Learning Objectives Guidebook

The South Dakota Department of Education created a guidebook on student learning objectives (SLOs) for teachers.  The guidebook introduces what SLOs are, the benefits of SLOs, and potential implementation challenges. This resource outlines the SLO process, including development, approval, ongoing communication, and the summative conference. The guidebook provides guidance on prioritizing learning content, establishing accurate baselines, determining assessment selection, and writing quality SLOs. The appendix also includes additional resources for writing SLOs.