Student Growth for Evaluation

Guidebook Updates

Student Growth Update - July 1, 2021

The following two sections of the guidebook have been updated to reflect changes made because student growth was not part of the evaluation process for the 2020-2021 school year.

Building-Wide SLO for 2021-2022 School Year:

The targets for FY’ 22 will be the same as the target for FY’20. Please see your administrator for that specific target. Evidence collected will be the end of the year growth report. Additional data will not be accepted if a building-wide SLO is chosen. Attendance is not a factor in building-wide SLO’s. All students in the end of the year growth report will count in a building-wide SLO. Building-wide SLOs must be year long. Non-tenured teachers with the Harlem School District will use student growth (2 SLOs) data from the first semester for calculating student growth for their second-semester evaluation, which is their evaluation of record each year. Non-tenured teachers may bank one building-wide SLO for use in their second year of teaching. In subsequent years, non-tenured teachers may use either:

  • 2 SLOs from first semester of the current year,

  • one SLO from spring semester of the previous year and one SLO from the fall semester of the current year,

  • or one year-long SLO or building-wide SLO from the previous year and one SLO from the fall semester of the current year as their student growth measure for the evaluation of record in years two through four.


SLO Process and Timelines:

SLO Process:

Tenured teachers with “Excellent” or “Proficient” ratings will complete 2 SLOs the year before they receive their professional practice rating and final summative evaluation. This may mean 2 year-long SLOs or 2 semester-long SLOs (with one SLO for each semester). Teachers have the option to choose which two SLOs they would like to use for their evaluation rating. They may use:

  • two SLOs from 1st semester of the current year or

  • two SLOs from the current year.

Tenured teachers with “Needs Improvement” or “Unsatisfactory” ratings will use student growth (2 SLOs) data on a timeline to be developed and communicated by the evaluator. The timeline will largely depend on when the rating is received.

Non-tenured teachers with the Harlem School District will use student growth (2 SLOs) data from the first semester for calculating student growth for their second semester evaluation, which is their evaluation of record each year. In subsequent years, non-tenured teachers may use either:

  • 2 SLOs from first semester of the current year,

  • one SLO from spring semester of the previous year and one SLO from the fall semester of the current year,

  • or one year-long SLO from the previous year and one SLO from the fall semester of the current year as their student growth measure for the evaluation of record in years two through four.

Process One:

Teachers using Process 1 will complete 2 SLOs the year before they receive their professional practice rating and final summative evaluation. This may mean 2 year-long SLOs or 2 semester-long SLOs (with one SLO for each semester). Teachers will use two SLOs from the 1st semester of the current year.

Tenured teachers who are receiving their summative rating this year, must use current year data. Those receiving their summative rating next year, may bank this year’s data.

Student Growth Update Presentation - August 12, 2019