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Crowley ISD T-TESS Observation Rubric

Name: Jennifer Burlingham, Advanced Art (6560) Appraiser: Kristi Kelton
Date: 10/31/2016, 1:49 - 2:38 (Revised: 11/3/2016)
School: H.F. Stevens Middle School

DOMAIN 1: PLANNING

Distinguished Accomplished Proficient Developing Improvement
Needed

1.1 Standards and Alignment: The
teacher designs clear,
well-organized, sequential lessons
that reflect best practice, align
with standards and are
appropriate for diverse learners.

1.2 Data and Assessment: The
teacher uses formal and informal
methods to measure student
progress, then manages and
analyzes student data to inform
instruction.

1.3 Knowledge of Students:
Through knowledge of students
and proven practices, the teacher
ensures high levels of learning,
social-emotional development and
achievement for all students.

1.4 Activities: The teacher plans
engaging, flexible lessons that
encourage higher-order thinking,
persistence and achievement.
Additional comments about Domain 1: Planning

The choices at the station involved several possible technology based activities. Unfortunately, there were a few hiccups with the
tech that were not expected.
the choices were: online game that taught about Egypt, creating a Stormboard, creating a Thinglink, or making a video to
demonstrated what has been learned about Egypt
1.1 Standards & Alignment

Aligned goals, standards, and Lesson structure/design and pacing Technology Integration
objectives
1.2 Data & Assessment

Formal and informal assessments Progress monitoring Communication and feedback

Data to inform instruction

1.3 Knowledge of Students

Students' prior knowledge Adjustments to students needs Diverse learning for strengths and
gaps
Social-emotional Learning styles

1.4 Activities

Questions/HOTS Grouping students Roles and responsibilities

Activities, resources, materials, Problem solving Goal setting
technology
DOMAIN 2: INSTRUCTION

Distinguished Accomplished Proficient Developing Improvement
Needed

2.1 Achieving Expectations: The
teacher supports all learners in
their pursuit of high levels of
academic and social-emotional
success.

2.2 Content Knowledge and
Expertise: The teacher uses
content and pedagogical expertise
to design and execute lessons
aligned with state standards,
related content and student
needs.

2.3 Communication: The teacher
clearly and accurately
communicates to support
persistence, deeper learning and
effective effort.

2.4 Differentiation: The teacher
differentiates instruction, aligning
methods and techniques to
diverse student needs.

2.5 Monitor and Adjust: The
teacher formally and informally
collects, analyzes and uses
student progress data and makes
needed lesson adjustments.
Additional comments about Domain 2: Instruction

Teacher provided a "creative process" brainstorm form to enable the students to organize their projects.
Teacher provided C-Notes form for those struggling to create their own.
Teacher allows a student to do an alternative assignment more in line with his abilities.
2.1 Achieving Expectations

High, challenging expectations Mastery of the objective Student mistakes/self-correction

Student initiative/self monitoring

2.2 Content Knowledge & Expertise

Content Knowledge in multiple Objectives tied to other disciplines Anticipating misunderstandings and
contexts (cross-disciplinary) teaching techniques
Thinking/HOTS Sequencing and linking instruction

2.3 Communication

Two-way communication, teacher to Anticipating misunderstandings Verbal and written communication
student, peer to peer
Questioning/wait time Technology/visual tools

2.4 Differentiation

Individualized lessons Monitoring participation and Differentiated content and methods
performance (process)
Recognizing confusion and
disengagement
2.5 Monitor & Adjust

Monitor and adjust instruction and Adjustments to maintain engagement Monitors behaviors
activities
Checking for understanding Questioning and academic feedback

DOMAIN 3: LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Distinguished Accomplished Proficient Developing Improvement
Needed

3.1 Classroom Environment,
Routines and Procedures: The
teacher organizes a safe,
accessible and efficient
classroom.

3.2 Managing Student Behavior:
The teacher establishes,
communicates and maintains
clear expectations for student
behavior.

3.3 Classroom Culture: The
teacher leads a mutually
respectful and collaborative class
of actively engaged learners.
Additional comments about Domain 3: Learning Environment

Use of accountability sheets to record the objective, essential question, activity, and reflection. This is obviously used everyday as
each student got the document out right away and worked on it again at the end of class.

Students know where their materials are kept and return those items to the same place at the end of class.
3.1 Classroom Environment, Routines, and Procedures

Procedures, routines, and transitions Management of supplies/equipment Safety and organization

3.2 Managing Student Behavior

Behavior systems Behavior standards

3.3 Classroom Culture

Relevant, meaningful learning Working respectfully Collaboration and rapport

AREA OF REINFORCEMENT

Domain 1: Planning

1.1 Standards and Alignment (SA) 1.2 Data and Assessment (DA) 1.3 Knowledge of Students (KS)

1.4 Activities (ACT)

Domain 2: Instruction

2.1 Achieving Expectations (AE) 2.2 Content Knowledge Expertise 2.3 Communication (COM)
(CKE)
2.4 Differentiation (DIF) 2.5 Monitor and Adjust (MA)

Domain 3: Learning Environment

3.1 Classroom Environment, 3.2 Managing Student Behavior 3.3 Classroom Culture (CC)
Routines and Procedures (ERP) (MSB)

Domain 4: Professional Practices and Responsibilities

4.1 Professional Demeanor and 4.2 Goal Setting (GS) 4.3 Professional Development (PD)
Ethics (PDE)
4.4 School Community Involvement
(SCI)
Objectives
Work toward more student leadership in the classroom.
AREA OF REFINEMENT

Domain 1: Planning

1.1 Standards and Alignment (SA) 1.2 Data and Assessment (DA) 1.3 Knowledge of Students (KS)

1.4 Activities (ACT)

Domain 2: Instruction

2.1 Achieving Expectations (AE) 2.2 Content Knowledge Expertise 2.3 Communication (COM)
(CKE)
2.4 Differentiation (DIF) 2.5 Monitor and Adjust (MA)

Domain 3: Learning Environment

3.1 Classroom Environment, 3.2 Managing Student Behavior 3.3 Classroom Culture (CC)
Routines and Procedures (ERP) (MSB)
Domain 4: Professional Practices and Responsibilities

4.1 Professional Demeanor and 4.2 Goal Setting (GS) 4.3 Professional Development (PD)
Ethics (PDE)
4.4 School Community Involvement
(SCI)
Objectives
Work on student roles within their groups and increasing the use of activities that promote higher order thinking skills.

Jennifer Burlingham, Advanced Art Date: Kristi Kelton, Appraiser Date: