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How is writing tired SLO's for a classroom of MD students different than individualized goals on their IEPs. I have students who have varied ability levels (i.e a deaf student who is just learning to count and another boy who is doing division, equations, fractions, etc. How do I write an SLO for my classroom to meet state requirements ? It seems it is just adding layers of duplicating work.

Sep 3, 2013 4:59am

  • English Language Arts / Math
  • 6-8
  • Common Core

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    • Sep 4, 2013 1:59am

      Marcia,
      The requirement of SLO's is a state expectation separate and apart from the Common Core State Standards. One thing that may be helpful to know however, particularly when working with students with special needs is that in both math and ELA the Standards are written as progressions. Meaning that across the grades you can much more clearly see how skills develop over time than you could have in typical state standards which states had prior to CCSS. These progressions can be useful in making modifications and individual student goals.