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

  • Collaborates with classroom teacher to identify literacy and technical skills needed
  • Rubrics as a teaching tool
  • Notes from classroom meetings
  • Rubrics
  • Lesson plans

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

  • Available at conferences
  • Shares information
  • Plans ahead
  • School newsletter articles
  • Parent letters
  • Rubrics for Inquiries
  • Reading guides for small groups

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

  • Pre- and Post tests
  • Copies of student book logs
  • Student reactions to assignments

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

  • Reading selection guidance
  • Signage
  • Photos
  • Journaling

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

  • Communicates concerns, observations, comments to classroom teachers and other staff
  • School newsletter articles
  • Parent letters

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

  • Attend team meetings/district committees/study groups
  • Notes from meetings
  • Circulation logs