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Multiple Measures - Student Learning & Growth

Student learning and growth means measures of student progress (across two or more points in time) and of proficiency/mastery (at a single point in time) in relation to state or national standards. Student learning and growth is evidenced by state assessments as well as national, international, district-wide and other valid and reliable assessments and collections of student work. Educators, in collaboration with their supervisor/evaluator will set learning goals aligned to state or national standards for their students and use assessments to measure their progress toward these goals.

Oregon statute (SB 290), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) and the ESEA waiver criteria require local evaluation and support systems to incorporate a robust set of measures of student learning and growth for all students as a significant contributor to the overall performance rating of teachers and administrators.


UPDATED 09.23.15 Guidance for Setting Student Learning and Growth (SLG)
This document represents the final ODE guidance on setting Student Learning and Growth goals for 2015-16. The USED approved Oregon's ESEA waiver in July of 2015. Note: It is recommended that Chrome be used for viewing this document.
Oregon Criteria for High Quality Assessments
Districts can use this criteria to evaluate the quality of assessments whether they are purchased from an outside source or developed internally as well as assessment vocabulary and other planning considerations.
Assessment Guidance
The guidance posted on this page will represent a growing body of resources that districts can use to evaluate the quality of assessments whether they are purchased from an outside source or developed internally.

Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs)
Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, all districts will use Student Growth Percentiles (SGPs) to meet the state assessment requirement for Student Learning and Growth goals in grades 4-8 in English language arts & math.

Sample Goals

The sample goals below include examples that were collected during the district Peer Review Process as well as those developed through ODE sponsored workgroups. These goals are provided as a sample of the diverse ways districts approach goal setting and are intended to be used as a reference.




Teacher Goal Setting Template

Teacher Goal Setting Template

Administrator Goal Setting Template


Special Education

Speech Pathologists

Sample Elementary SLG Goals

Middle School

High School
Sample Administrator SLG Goals

Tools & Templates

SLG Goal Quality Review Checklist
Before SLG goals are used in teacher and administrator evaluations, this checklist should be used in order to approve them. For an SLG goal to be approved, all criteria must be met.
  SLG Goal Checklist with Guiding Questions
NOTE: The questions included in this version of the checklist are provided for guidance only. They are not part of checklist that is required for use by districts.
  SLG Goal Scoring Rubric
The SLG Scoring Rubric is used for scoring individual SLG goals based on evidence submitted by the teacher and administrator. This rubric applies to both teacher and administrator evaluations.
  Student Learning and Growth Goal Resource Library
This bank of sample goals gathered from other states was developed by the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders and is searchable by grade level, subject and type of educator.

Training Materials

NEW! SLG Goals 101: Requirements and Recommendations (PPT)
This PowerPoint provides basic information on the requirements for and scoring of Student Learning and Growth (SLG) goals as well as their role in the evaluation cycle. Facilitator notes are included.
This series of seven training videos filmed during the Round 1 Workshop Series will walk you through a rigorous process (start-to-finish) of setting, monitoring, and analyzing the outcomes of both a Student Learning & Growth Goal and Professional Goal; utilizing baseline data; and incorporating progress monitoring of data and instructional and professional strategies throughout development.
  • Student Learning and Growth PPT
  • Student Learning and Growth Participant Handouts

  • Resources

    The materials listed here are designed to provide background information on this piece of the educator effectiveness system and include reasearch-based resources that have been vetted at the national level.
      Measuring Teachers’ Contributions to Student Learning Growth for Nontested Grades and Subjects
    This Research & Policy Brief from the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality was developed to help states consider options for assessing student learning growth for the majority of teachers who teach content not assessed through standardized tests.
      Challenges in Evaluating Special Education Teachers and English Language Learner Specialists
    This Research & Policy Brief from the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality addresses the challenges associated with evaluating special education teachers and English language learner specialists, particularly in accurately measuring student achievement growth and connecting that growth to teacher effects.
      Student Learning Evidence
    This PowerPoint by Linda Darling-Hammond was presented at the 2012 Educator Effectiveness Summit in Portland.

    Guiding Questions For Standards for Student Learning & Growth

    • Theresa Richards Email    (503) 947-5922
      Federal Systems - Director
    • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
      Educator Effectiveness - Education Specialist
    • Sarah Martin Email    (503) 947-5668
      Educator Effectiveness - Ed. Specialist, Instructional Resources
    • Sarah Phillips Email    (503) 947-5783
      Educator Effectiveness - Education Program Specialist
    • Brian Putnam Email    (503) 947-5806
      Educator Effectiveness - Educator Effectiveness Specialist

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