Lakeside: In DeKalb County, SLOs consist of 20 to 30 questions created by a committee of teacher-volunteers paid about $30 per hour with RT3 funds. What is a SLO? A SLO is a 30-question quiz, given during the first 30 days of class and again in the last 30 days of class, to objectively measure student progress on 160 to 180 days of instruction. The percentage of numerical progress between the first and last 30 days of class effectively brands the teacher as great, good, mediocre or bad. Get off the floor and read some more. In DeKalb, the qualifications of the teachers for creating these SLOs were entirely subjective. The quality of these SLOs is objectively horrible.
Linda: Sooo … because teachers don't want to do the extra work, a student's growth in a subject will not be determined and monitored to figure out if a student is progressing in the classroom. Seems like a perfect answer to making sure our students are making achievements, said no intelligent person ever!