Cedar Rapids School District

State of Iowa Teaching Standard 1

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Standard 1
Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district's student achievement goals.

The teacher:

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

Data Source: Teacher
Data Point: Newsletter
Data Point: Conference schedule

Data Source: Students; community members; district personnel
Data Point: Photos: Student history project

Data Source: Teacher/Building
Data Point: Photo: Classroom rules

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

Data Source: Teacher/Colleagues
Data Point: IREN Technology Grant

Data Source: District Mathematics Department
Data Point: District overall goals for math students
Data Point: District expectations for math students

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

Data Source: Teacher
Data Point: Science test retake
Data Point: New math assessment

Data Source: Students
Data Point: Photo: Student health project
Data Point: PowerPoint: Tobacco

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

Data Source: Parent
Data Point: E-mail from parent

Data Source: Community member
Data Point: Photo: Community helping students

Data Source: Students
Data Point: PowerPoint: Tobacco

Data Source: Teacher
Data Point: Classroom floorplan

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

Data Source: Parent
Data Point: E-mail from parent

Data Source: Community member
Data Point: Photo: Senior classroom volunteer

Data Source: Teacher
Data Point: Photo: Lifeskills

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

Data Source: Parent
Data Point: Thank you letter to teaching team

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

Data Source: Teacher
Data Point: Newsletter

Data Source: Community member
Data Point: Photo: Community helping students

Data Source: Administrator
Data Point: Administrator's note after parent information night

Data Source: Students/Community
Data Point: Video: Hands-On Science (1.3MB)

Standard 2