© TEA 3/27/2017 Student Learning Objectives Form 2

Use your knowledge of prior students' performance and end-of-year expectations for students in previous, vertically aligned

courses to describe typical students in the class. You may wish to describe the average student (middle level or “typical”) first, then,

the highest performing student (“well above typical”), and the lowest performing student (“well below typical”) and finally,

complete the in-between levels (“above” and “below typical”).

Initial Student Skill Profile

SLO Skill

Focus

Level Descriptors

Number of

Students

in this level

Well above

typical

Above

typical

Typical

Below

typical

Well below

typical

a.

Who will be included in your SLO?

When choosing your class or classes, gather informal data about your students to determine which class or classes is/are most

representative of the cross-section of students that you teach.

• Elementary classroom teachers: select your entire class.

• Elementary departmentalized teachers or secondary teachers: identify the targeted class or classes (class, grade and subject).

b.

Match your current students to the descriptions in the Initial Student Skill profile.

i.

List the total number of students at each level in the right hand column above, and

ii.

Record the level for each individual student on the Student Growth Tracker.

iii.

Check here when both tasks are complete:

c.

What student work did you use to map students to the Initial Student Skill Profile?

Step 2: What do I think my students will be able to do?

Students will comprehend and appropriately use content-based vocabulary to justify their

reasoning in STAAR formatted questions and local or state mandated assessments.

Students will comprehend and appropriately use content-based vocabulary

to justify their reasoning in STAAR formatted questions and local or state

mandated assessments.

Students will comprehend and appropriately use content-based vocabulary, with

minimal help from the teacher, to justify their reasoning in STAAR formatted

questions and local or state mandated assessments most of the time.

Students will comprehend and appropriately use content-based vocabulary,

with assistance from the teacher, to justify their reasoning in local and state

mandated assessments some of the time.

Students will comprehend and appropriately use content-based vocabulary,

with close supervision from the teacher, to justify their reasoning in local

and state mandated assessments, although not accurately.

Students have difficulty comprehending and appropriately using content-based

vocabulary, even with assistance from the teacher, to justify their reasoning in

STAAR formatted questions and local or state mandated assessments.

I used informal assessments, and Beginning of Year Assessment grades to see where students

stand academically.