Teacher Evaluation Criteria & Definitions

Evaluation Criteria

    • Centering instruction on high expectations for student achievement.
    • Demonstrating effective teaching practices.
    • Recognizing individual student learning needs and developing strategies to address those needs.
    • Providing clear and intentional focus on subject matter content and curriculum.
    • Fostering and managing a safe, positive learning environment.
    • Using multiple student data elements to modify instruction and improve student learning.
    • Communicating and collaborating with parents and the school community
    • Exhibiting collaborative and collegial practices focused on improving instructional practice and student learning.

Criteria Definitions

    1. Expectations: The teacher communicates high expectations for student learning.
    2. Instruction: The teacher uses research-based instructional practices to meet the needs of all students.
    3. Differentiation: The teacher acquires and uses specific knowledge about students’ cultural, individual intellectual and social development and uses that knowledge to adjust their practice by employing strategies that advance student learning.
    4. Content Knowledge: The teacher uses content area knowledge, learning standards, appropriate pedagogy and resources to design and deliver curricula and instruction to impact student learning.
    5. Learning Environment: The teacher fosters and manages a safe and inclusive learning environment that takes into account: physical, emotional and intellectual well-being.
    6. Assessment: The teacher uses multiple data elements (both formative and summative) to plan, inform and adjust instruction and evaluate student learning.
    7. Families and Community: The teacher communicates and collaborates with students, families and all educational stakeholders in an ethical and professional manner to promote student learning.
    8. Professional Practice: The teacher participates collaboratively in the educational community to improve instruction, advance the knowledge and practice of teaching as a profession, and ultimately impact student learning.