B: Instruction and Assessment

The table below shows the standards and benchmarks for this area. Please click on documents or links to see evidence.
Standards & Benchmarks
Year 1
Year 2
2009 -10
Year 3
2010 - 11
B1:Communicates accurately and effectively with students - evidence

  1. Communicates clear instructions to students
  2. Utilizes a variety of methods to communicate with students
  3. Attempts to engage all students in discussion
  4. Uses effective questioning and discussion techniques



Defines learning expectations and provides timely evaluative feedback on student performance

  1. Communicates learning expectations considering developmental needs - evidence
  2. Provides timely feedback regarding student performance - evidence


B3:Uses appropriate assessment techniques to guide instruction - evidence

  1. Communicates clearly assessment criteria to students
  2. Monitors individual student and class progress
  3. Uses the results of assessments to guide instruction
  4. Guides all students in self- assessment



Uses appropriate assessment techniques to measure and report student learning

  1. Utilizes multiple sources of information to assess students’ learning - evidence
  2. Assesses students using SAS standards and benchmarks
  3. Uses appropriate assessment tools - evidence
  4. Uses appropriate assessment strategies for ESOL and AS students
  5. Creates reports using multiple sources of information
  6. Celebrates achievement of student learning goals - evidence
  7. Maintains accurate documentation - evidence


B5:Motivates and engages all students in meaningful learning and growth - evidence

  1. Utilizes diverse instructional strategies and resources
  2. Provides opportunities for higher level thinking skills
  3. Provides opportunities for active engagement
  4. Makes learning relevant in a variety of ways
  5. Conveys enthusiasm for learning and teaching - evidence
  6. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness to student engagement



Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of their students

  1. Differentiates content, process, product, and /or learning environment
  2. Differentiates according to students’ interest, readiness, and learning profile
  3. Differentiates according to English language proficiency
  4. Differentiates to promote literacy learning

B7:Integrates the use of technology in instruction and learning goals

1. Demonstrates understanding of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and benchmarks appropriate to grade level for students
2. Integrates appropriately the use of technology as an instructional tool
*Please see Goals page for evidence
3. Uses technology routinely to enhance learning
*Please see Goals page for evidence