• Teacher and principal SLO deadlines

    All leaders / Deadline: November 17 and 21

     Classroom teachers and principals have a Student Learning Objective (SLO) as part of their annual evaluation. Only BTU employees with classroom teacher job titles who are evaluated in the Teacher Effectiveness Evaluation will participate in the SLO process. Principal responsibilities for SLOs include reviewing and approving all teacher SLOs for their school in TSS, along with submitting their own SLOs in TSS and updating them as needed based on feedback.

    Steps in the SLO cycle

    Teacher SLO


    Principal SLO deadline

    Employee submits SLO learning target or SLO exemption request in TSS

    Thursday, October 27 (updated)

    Monday, October 31

    Supervisor responds to SLO forms in TSS, and employee updates as needed



    Supervisor approves all SLO learning targets or SLO exemption requests in TSS

    Thursday, November 17 (updated)

    Monday, November 21

    Teachers without an approved SLO learning target or an SLO exemption in the appropriate electronic system will receive a score of 25 on the SLO component of their 2016-17 evaluation.

    For further information, review the components of the 2016-17 Teacher Effectiveness evaluation.

    As deadlines approach, please continue to use the following resources:

    • Principals and teachers can access resources on TSS related to their SLOs; there are also principal-facing resources specific to teacher SLOs to support the review and approval process.
    • SLO ambassadors are critical peer-to-peer resources for teachers. Work with SLO ambassadors to schedule support sessions for teachers as needed and ensure clear communication around resources and deadlines.
    • SLO support will be available at the Professional Development Center (PDC) on Northern Parkway on the below dates. Please print copies of the approval rubric and/or other related guidance, and bring your laptop and/or a flash drive to save materials as you work. 
      • Thursday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, November 1, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
      • Wednesday, November 9, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    For questions, email SLO@bcps.k12.md.us for SLO content or SLOTech@bcps.k12.md.us for TSS navigation support. 

    Click here for other items in the October 27, 2016 Leadership Action Update.