4-15-13 Name of Teacher/Therapist School: HCPSS Student Learning Objective MINC Sample Communication Component Student Learning Objective (SLO) Description 100% of students in the target group will demonstrate developmental progress in the area of communication as measured by the Behavioral Language Assessment (BLA). Population 4-6 students receiving direct special instruction at least 10 (18, 20, 25…) hours/week for at least 6 months of the 2013-14 school year. Special circumstances may result in changes in target population (new students, caseload changes, child illness or unavailable for intervention) Each student’s communication skills (verbal and non-verbal means) will be measured on a scale of 1-5 using the BLA in the following communicative intent areas: - Requesting (manding) - Motor imitation - Vocal play - Vocal imitation - Match to sample - Receptive - Labeling A total score is determined by adding individual area scores. (Students who enter at a high BLA score may need other measures.) The Functional Communication Checklist may also be utilized. 6-9 months of the 2013-2014 School year Learning Content Instructional Interval Evidence of Growth Baseline Student growth will be measured using the BLA and/or a Functional Communication Checklist 3-4 times/year. Pre and post data will be gathered at the start of the school year (or instructional interval if child enters later) and end of the school year (or instructional interval if child exits early). Data on BLA/checklist from previous year and/or updated checklist given input from teachers and parents in order to establish a baseline at the beginning of the school year or instructional interval. (Attach class roster to share students’ scores on Beginning-of-the-Year Assignment/Performance Task/Assessment.) This SLO is a sample. Targets need to be adjusted based on your students’ data. Student growth should be achieved for all students. 4-15-13 Rationale for Student Learning Objective Target Students need to become effective communicators in a variety of situations with different audiences and formats so they can develop school readiness and succeed socially and academically in the classroom and in home and community settings. Based on BLA: 100% of students in the target population group will demonstrate > 5 point increase in total score over 6 months of intervention. (Students who enter at a high BLA score may need other measures.) Based on Functional Communication Checklist: Students will have gained at least 3 new communicative intents using one or more communicative modalities on the Functional Communication Checklist. *Please note: Students identified by IEP teams as having significant cognitive disabilities will have individual targets. Criteria for Effectiveness Strategies Full Attainment of Target 90% or more of students will meet or exceed target or 5/6 students meet or exceed target. Partial Attainment of Target 75-90% of students will meet target or 4/6 students meet target. Insufficient Attainment of Target Less than 75% of students meet target or 3/5 students or less meet target. Adult/peer modeling Verbal/visual cues Prompt hierarchy Assistive technology Intensive structured teaching Natural Environment Teaching (NET)/Incidental teaching Environmental engineering Universal Design for Learning strategies Parent /teacher training Parent support and education Para-Educator/student assistant training This SLO is a sample. Targets need to be adjusted based on your students’ data. Student growth should be achieved for all students.