Evaluation Guide to the State of Iowa Teaching StandardsThe University of Iowa College of Education Cedar Rapids Community Schools Cedar rapids Education Association
for General Education Teachers
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Standard 2
Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.
Criteria: The Teacher Teacher Behavior Optional Documentation
a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related to the content area.
  • Weekly objectives follow district objectives
  • Demonstrate different points of view
  • Uses district curriculum
  • Copies of lesson plan
  • Student work/portfolio
b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content area meaningful and accessible for every student
  • Uses adaptations to make all
    students successful
  • Makes curriculum accommodations
  • Copies of hand-outs
  • Video used, CD's
  • Notes on lesson plans
  • Log of GWAEA involvement
c. Relates ideas and information within and across content areas.
  • Interdisciplinary units/ works with other teachers including specials
  • Pictures of students
  • Pictures of students and work
  • Lesson plans
  • Notes planning meetings
d. Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area.
  • Plan lessons to meet district objectives
  • Teach to the students' needs
  • Use of multiple intelligences considered
  • Assessments, copies of study guides
  • Lesson plans, differentiated student work