Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of EducationCedar Rapids Community SchoolsCedar rapids Education Association
for Media Specialists
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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.

  • Reports to parents
  • Communicating
  • Available on conference nights
  • Letters/e-mails home
  • Conference schedule of participation
  • Media newsletter-articles

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

  • Follows SIP/IEP
  • Awareness of ESEA
  • Volunteers for committees
  • Creates lessons to meet goals
  • Mission Posted
  • Committee Schedule
  • Lesson Plans
  • Lesson with student work

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

  • Uses a variety of assessments
  • Discussions with classroom teachers
  • Team meetings
  • Anecdotal records
  • Reading Inventories and surveys

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

  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Supports classroom instruction and accommodations
  • Collaborative planning of instruction including accommodations
  • Lesson plans
  • Collaborative planning sheets
  • Provides bibliographies/webliographies

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

  • Equity of access and service
  • Maintain a facility conducive to student/faculty/parent use
  • Establishes media center and lab procedures
  • Photos
  • Lifelong Guidelines
  • Bulletin boards

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

  • Participates in school improvement plans and implementation
  • Provides staff development opportunities when appropriate
  • Notes from meeting/agenda/handouts
  • Proof of implementation

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

  • Communicates
  • Sends appropriate info home
  • Participates in team meetings when needed
  • Available at conference night
  • Communication Log
  • E-mails
  • Planners
  • Newsletters
  • Thank you notes