Monday, December 10 2018 02:11 AM

Teacher Performance Standard 6: Assessment

The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor the learner’s progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.

Performances:

6(a) The teacher balances the use of formative and summative assessment as appropriate to support, verify, and document learning.
6(b) The teacher designs assessments that match learning objectives with assessment methods and minimizes sources of bias that can distort assessment results.
6(c) The teacher works independently and collaboratively to examine test and other performance data to understand each learner’s progress and to guide planning.
6(d) The teacher engages learners in understanding and identifying quality work and provides them with effective descriptive feedback to guide their progress toward that work.
6(e) The teacher engages learners in multiple ways of demonstrating knowledge and skill as part of the assessment process.
6(f) The teacher models and structures processes that guide learners in examining their own thinking and learning as well as the performance of others.
6(g) The teacher effectively uses multiple and appropriate types of assessment data to identify each student’s learning needs and to develop differentiated learning experiences.
6(h) The teacher prepares all learners for the demands of particular assessment formats and makes appropriate accommodations in assessments or testing conditions, especially for learners with disabilities and language learning needs.
6(i) The teacher continually seeks appropriate ways to employ technology to support assessment practice both to engage learners more fully and to assess and address learner needs.

Essential Knowledge:

6(j) The teacher understands the differences between formative and summative applications of assessment and knows how and when to use each.
6(k) The teacher understands the range of types and multiple purposes of assessment and how to design, adapt, or select appropriate assessments to address specific learning goals and individual differences, and to minimize sources of bias.
6(l) The teacher knows how to analyze assessment data to understand patterns and gaps in learning, to guide planning and instruction, and to provide meaningful feedback to all learners.
6(m) The teacher knows when and how to engage learners in analyzing their own assessment results and in helping to set goals for their own learning.
6(n) The teacher understands the positive impact of effective descriptive feedback for learners and knows a variety of strategies for communicating this feedback.
6(o) The teacher knows when and how to evaluate and report learner progress against standards.
6(p) The teacher understands how to prepare learners for assessments and how to make accommodations in assessments and testing conditions, especially for learners with disabilities and language learning needs.

Critical Dispositions:

6(q) The teacher is committed to engaging learners actively in assessment processes and to developing each learner’s capacity to review and communicate about their own progress and learning.
6(r) The teacher takes responsibility for aligning instruction and assessment with learning goals.
6(s) The teacher is committed to providing timely and effective descriptive feedback to learners on their progress.
6(t) The teacher is committed to using multiple types of assessment processes to support, verify, and document learning.
6(u) The teacher is committed to making accommodations in assessments and testing conditions, especially for learners with disabilities and language learning needs.
6(v) The teacher is committed to the ethical use of various assessments and assessment data to identify learner strengths and needs to promote learner growth.