SLO Update

10/4/17

What is due October 9th?

At this point in the semester it is assumed that teachers:


  • Are aware of which course will be designated as their SLO assignment for the 2017-2018
  • Have given, graded, and entered scores for the SLO Pre-test into their Power Teacher Pro Gradebook
  • Are beginning to flag assignments that correspond with the power standards in their Power Teacher Pro Gradebook
  • Are actively working to complete the "Complete SLO Document" section in Classroom Mosaic


If you have all that under control, you are ahead of the curve and will no doubt be ready for October 9th.


If you have been putting it off, are confused about where to start, or are just not sure where to look for the resources to successfully complete the SLO, have no fear. The rest of this SLO Update should help in a big way.

What needs to be completed by October 9th?

What needs to be completed by October 9th?

  1. You should complete "Complete SLO Document" section of the SLO in Classroom Mosaic. This is the narrative piece where you answer question about the course, students, standards, learning objectives, etc. This is the same as last year.
  2. You should enter pre-test scores in your Power Teacher Pro Gradebook. Your Power Teacher Pro Gradebook will be where you warehouse and flag data. You should not have to re-enter this into Classroom Mosaic this year.


What is different for 2017-2018 that I don't need to worry about this year?


  1. You do not need to select students in Classroom Mosaic. We have been told that Power School will communicate with Classroom Mosaic and export them for you.
  2. You do not need to manually enter pre-test grades into Classroom Mosaic. This would also be redundant considering the collaboration between Classroom Mosaic and Power School this year.

Resources

Classroom Mosaic Login

The link above directs you to the login page for classroom mosaic.


Sample SLO

The link above takes you to a google doc example of what an exemplary SLO. This example of an English 1 SLO demonstrates what might be included in the narrative portion of the "Complete SLO Document" section found on Classroom Mosaic.


SLO Presentation

The link above will take you to the SLO Presentation from Gina Jenkins from the beginning of the year. This presentation outlines the difference that can be expected with the process this year.


Enrich Demographic Report

The link above provides instructions on how to run a demographic report which will aid you in completing the "Targets" section of "Complete SLO Document" section of Classroom Mosaic.


How to Set Up The Gradebook to Auto-Calculate Assignment

The link above leads to a google document that gives step by step instructions on how to have the Power Teacher Pro Gradebook calculate assignments that have been flagged as progress monitoring assignments, which correspond to the power standards. The "auto-calculate assignment standards" instructions explain how to set up the grade book to calculate assignments created from this point on. The "to update an existing assignment" instructions explain how to go back and flag an assignment that has already been created and entered into the gradebook. There is a huge draw back to the second approach. It requires that each individual student's grade be manually deleted and manually re-entered. At this time there is no work around, so I advise you use the first set of instructions and only mark assignments created from this point moving forward.


How to Share A SLO

The link above provides a brief tutorial on how to share an SLO. Most of you have already completed this step but I wanted to share this for any new teachers or those just needing to obtain a copy of an SLO.

What's next?

Gradebook Adjustments--Teachers will want to ensure that their Power Teacher Pro Gradebook is cataloging data for assignments that are flagged as progress monitoring assignments, specifically those that correspond to a power standard. You will want to reference the "How to Set Up The Gradebook to Auto-Calculate Assignment" document in the resources section above for instructions on how to set this up. Please note that there are instructions on how to set this up for ongoing calculations for newly created assignments and instructions for how to retroactively make calculates for existing assignments. The retroactive instructions require that you literally delete and re-enter each student's score in order for the gradebook to make the calculations. Because this is so labor intense, I recommend just following the first set of instructions and flagging newly created assignments.


Preliminary Period Meetings
--Members of the administration will conduct a SLO preliminary period meeting with the faculty en masse after October 9th once all teachers have successfully submitted the SLO for approval.


Mid-Point Conference Meetings--Members of the administration will meet with teachers individually to review a standardized report created by the teacher, reflection prompts, and samples of student work.