Student Learning Objectives as Measures of Educator Effectiveness: The Basics

American Institutes for Research developed this paper to provide states and districts with an introduction to student learning objectives (SLOs) and the SLO development process. The paper reviews the steps necessary to develop an SLO and the SLO evaluation cycle. The appendix also includes SLO examples, a template for the analysis of student data, and an SLO checklist rubric.