Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of EducationCedar Rapids Community SchoolsCedar rapids Education Association
for General Education Teachers
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Standard 1

Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district student achievement goals.

Criteria: The Teacher

Teacher Behavior

Optional Documentation

a. Provides multiple forms of evidence of student learning and growth to students, families, and staff.

  • Mid-terms on time
  • Comments on reports
  • Notes sent home
  • Post grades often
  • Communicating
  • Grade book
  • Copy of mid-term report
  • Rubrics
  • Report card
  • Letters/e-mails home
  • Work on walls
  • Student portfolio
  • Newsletters

b. Implements strategies supporting student, building, and district goals.

  • Follows SIP/IEP
  • ESEA
  • Volunteer for committees
  • Creates lessons to meet goals
  • Syllabus
  • Goal writing
  • Mission posted
  • Committee schedule
  • Copy lesson plans
  • Assessments
  • Lessons with student work

c. Uses student performance data as a guide for decision-making.

  • Retesting/ Regrouping
  • Uses STARS, CARS, DRP, ITBS, 123
  • Student working on own projects
  • Observes and evaluates
  • Listening to readings
  • Not moving on too soon
  • Class test results
  • Lesson plans
  • Team meeting minutes
  • Differentiated spelling
  • Write/rewrite
  • IEP
  • Running records
  • Show concurrent lesson plans

d. Accepts and demonstrates responsibility for creating a classroom culture that supports the learning of every student.

  • IEP Mod/ accommodations
  • Team Teaching (Special Ed; PACT; DQ)
  • Visuals
  • Tribes
  • Being a team player
  • Comfortable physical environment
  • Music/Movement
  • Adaptation copies
  • IEP pages
  • Student journaling
  • Multiple assessments
  • CST meeting notes

e. Creates an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness.

  • Accessible to students
  • Positive interactions
  • Tribes
  • Lifelong guidelines
  • Enforces expectations
  • Survey
  • Class rules/expectations
  • Lifelong guidelines
  • Community circle activities
  • Bulletin boards
  • Lesson plans

f. Participates in and contributes to a school culture that focuses on improved student learning.

  • SIP committees
  • Attend meetings
  • Monitoring hallways
  • Enrichment plans
  • Action steps/teacher action
  • Notes from meetings

g. Communicates with students, families, colleagues, and communities effectively and accurately.

  • Communicates
  • Communication Log
  • E-mail
  • Planners
  • Newsletter
  • Conferences
  • Phone calls
  • Thank you notes