Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning
The school’s curriculum provides equitable and challenging learning experiences that ensure all students have sufficient opportunities to develop learning, thinking, and life skills that lead to success at the next level.
Curriculum, instruction, and assessment are monitored and adjusted systematically in response to data from multiple assessments of student learning and an examination of professional practice.
Teachers engage students in their learning through instructional strategies that ensure achievement of learning experience.
School leaders monitor and support the improvement of instructional practices of teachers to ensure student success.
Teachers participate in collaborative learning communities to improve instruction and student learning.
Teachers implement the school’s instructional process in support of the student learning.
Mentoring, coaching, and induction programs support instructional improvement consistent with the school’s values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
The school engages families in meaningful ways in their children’s education and keeps them informed of their children’s learning process.
The school has a formal structure whereby each student is well known by at least one adult advocate in the school who supports that student’s educational experience.
Grading and reporting are based on clearly defined criteria that represent the attainment of content knowledge and skills and are consistent across grade levels and courses.
All staff members participate in a continuous program of professional learning.
The school provides and coordinates learning support services to meet the unique learning needs of students.