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Observing Instruction to Build Capacity

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The chair of the school's math department conducts a coaching session based on classroom observation of a core algebra class. She acknowledges good instructional practices and offers solutions for...

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Instructional Tours

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At Waterford High School, teachers visit each other’s classrooms to learn new instructional strategies. Teachers may use structured forms that detail the instructional norms at the school. These...

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Using Data to Improve Instruction

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The superintendent of Richmond Public Schools describes the district's approach to helping schools collect, understand, and use student data to improve instruction. The district meets with school...

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Awards Sheet

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This log allows teachers and staff to celebrate successes by displaying students who made honor rolls and received "Extra Effort," "Perfect Attendance," and "Homework Stars" awards. Related...

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DEEPER

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This sample material describes a schoolwide instructional model that contains the basic components of rigorous literacy-based instruction in all content areas. Related Files: Jackson...

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Tennessee State Assessment Results Score Report

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Staff collaboratively analyzes data reports such as these from the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) to determine strengths and weaknesses in student learning. Related...

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December Walkthrough

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This instructional coherence protocol guides administrator walkthroughs of elementary school classrooms. Administrators note evidence indicating that expectations of classroom environment and...

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Teacher Teams Data Chart

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Teachers at an urban elementary school use data charts in inquiry teams to review students' progress toward content area proficiency goals. The form helps teachers identify students who need...

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Balanced Literacy Evaluation Checklist

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Teachers use this checklist to ensure they adhere to a balanced literacy curriculum. The checklist addresses expectations for conducting read-alouds; facilitating shared, independent, and guided...

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Curriculum Map

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Teachers use curriculum maps, like this K-5 sample, to plan the year's instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies. Related Files: Young Scholars' Academy...

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Professional Action Plan and Year-End Goals Evaluation

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At one elementary school, teachers and the principal periodically meet to discuss progress toward goals for content, environment, and professional development. Teachers use this form to note their...

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ELA Goal-Setting Plan

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Students use this tracker to set short- and long-term goals and monitor their own progress in English language arts. Students identify the skills they need to develop, and teachers hold periodic...

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