The heart of SLOs is setting a specific goal for a specific student for a specific amount of time. The process of setting goals, monitoring progress against the goals and evaluating performance strengthens instructional practice. Effective teachers and leaders gather and maintain data about their students, set goals based on the information and assess the outcomes. Quality formative assessment is the key to defining SLOs. Formative assessment will be seen through the lens of what we do as great teachers, not an extra or add on, but something that improves the instructional relationship between students and teachers and student outcomes. In this workshop, teachers will learn how to: write an effective SLO to move practice and student outcomes, use existing data to create an SLO, and use formative data to assess, adjust and meet outcomes.