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 5

Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning.

Criteria: The Teacher

Teacher Behavior

Optional Documentation

a. Aligns classroom assessment with instruction.

  • Quizzes
  • Revise instruction
  • Rubrics as a teaching tool
  • Rubrics
  • Lesson plans
  • Copies of alternative tests
  • Student portfolio

b. Communicates assessment criteria and standards to all students and parents.

  • Websites of criteria
  • Provide copies of rubrics/expectations
  • Open door policy
  • Newsletter
  • Website
  • Report cards
  • Parent Info night

c. Understands and uses the results of multiple assessments to guide planning and instruction.

  • DRPs and test scores
  • Multiple assessments throughout the year
  • Consistently reviewing, reflecting and adapting
  • Lesson plans reflecting assessments
  • Test scores
  • Fist to Five

d. Guides students in goal setting and assessing their own learning.

  • List of goals/ Student self-assessment/ Student charting
  • Reflective writing
  • Instilling intrinsic motivation
  • Goal charts
  • Goal sheets written by students
  • Achievement data

e. Provides substantive, timely, and constructive feedback to students and parents.

  • Assignments returned 3-week grading
  • Conferences
  • Conferences
  • IEP meetings
  • Phone calls, etc.

f. Works with other staff and building and district leadership in analysis of student progress.

  • Team meeting discussion
  • Members of district committee
  • Child study
  • Notes from meetings, etc.
  • Student achievement data