SECC staff and the ALSDE educator effectiveness team held a second work session in Birmingham on March 15 and 16 to further explore student learning objectives and how they might develop and implement them statewide as part of the teacher evaluation system. SECC staff shared sample SLOs from other states, including Ohio and Oklahoma, and they facilitated in-depth discussions related to each state’s approaches. The SECC and ALSDE team generated ideas and questions during the work session and documented them for follow-up activities. Conversations that need to take place next involve the alignment of various processes, including student growth setting with Alabama Continuous Improvement Plan goals, professional development with a professional growth system, and the professional learning plan with student growth in terms of instructional strategies. To support this work, the team will focus on developing a theory of action to conceptualize the process that will result in the state’s expected outcomes. ALSDE’s next steps include developing an implementation timeline, developing training workshops, studying ACT growth projections, leading LEAs in Alabama Quality Teaching Standards matrix development, and ensuring that the LEAD Alabama rubrics for administrators align with six domains of the teacher evaluation system. SECC’s next steps include sharing resources with ALSDE including baseline data training samples, an evidence matrix, learning modules for SLO growth targets, and samples of student goal-setting processes for English learners. SECC will also prepare content for the next work session, revise PLM growth goals, send ALSDE information on the National Education Association SLO summit, and schedule a third work session for June or July 2016.