Teachers manage and monitor student progress to inform planning and instruction

  1. The teacher assesses student learning to inform planning and instruction
    • makes adjustments to lessons as needed, based on assessment/astute observations
    • uses multiple means of assessing desired outcomes
    • uses information gained from ongoing assessment to revise instruction
    • probes for high levels of understanding
    • maintains fairness and consistency in assessing students’ progress and work
    • explains assessment criteria to students
    • involves students in authentic self-assessment
  2. The teacher provides feedback to students
    • praises when appropriate and makes suggestions for improvement when necessary
    • provides specific and focused feedback to students in a timely manner
    • provides opportunities for one-to-one conferences with students
    • communicates regularly with students and families about student progress
    • provides a mechanism for students to reflect on their own progress
  3. The teacher demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness
    • makes adjustments to lessons as needed, based on assessment/astute observations
    • builds upon spontaneous occurrences to enhance learning
    • utilizes alternative approaches for helping students who are struggling
    • is open to student/parent suggestions
    • responds to the emotional needs of students
  4. The teacher maintains accurate records
    • documents student attendance and performance clearly and accurately
    • provides students opportunities to compile their work and showcase their progress over time
    • responds to requests for student performance data in a timely manner
    • complies with individualized student programs such as IEP and 504 plans
  5. The teacher communicates with families and colleagues about student progress
    • shares curriculum goals and expectations with families and with colleagues directly involved in students’ programs
    • provides timely reports of student performance
    • confers with families and colleagues when he/she has concerns about a student’s progress
    • provides feedback to families in a culturally sensitive manner
  6. The teacher manages student behavior
    • establishes and clearly communicates expectations for student behavior
    • reinforces appropriate behavior and anticipates and diffuses disruptive situations
    • uses appropriate resources to develop units of study that keep students’ attention
    • uses a range of management techniques to create a climate for learning
    • finds and eliminates causes of undesirable behavior
    • manages discipline problems in accordance with school district policies and legal requirements      
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