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Elementary Student Teaching Part A
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Use of Assessments in the Classroom
- Evaluate the usability and applicability of a variety of assessment methods.
- Identify CalTPA Task Three steps aligning the use of classroom assessment.
- Identify appropriate methods of assessment.
- Summarize the rationale for aligning assessments to state and content standards.
- Examine ethical issues and responsibilities as they relate to assessments.
Reflection on Assessment Implementation
- Explain how the assessment process provides evidence of student learning.
- Explain how the assessment process provides evidence of teacher effectiveness.
- Summarize what has been learned about the assessment process.
- Explain how the assessment process drives instruction.
Developing as a Professional Educator
- Outline the responsibility for student learning outcomes.
- Evaluate the results of the assessment to improve assessment skills.
- Evaluate the results of the assessment to improve teaching effectiveness.
- Review areas of growth in candidate dispositions.
Review/Wrap up of Student Teaching Experience
- Identify strengths and weaknesses as a student teaching candidate.
- Evaluate student candidate subject matter knowledge.
- Describe issues and discoveries from the student teaching experience.
- Evaluate the results of the mid-term evaluation to determine opportunities for growth.
- Review the relationships between the domains, TPEs, and CalTPAs.
- Appraise any issues or concerns regarding the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task.
The Student Teaching Experience
- Review the procedures, expectations, and requirements for student teaching.
- Review the Teaching Performance Expectations and how they must be implemented for student teaching success.
- Examine expectations of the formal student teaching observation process.
- Analyze the attributes of an effective cooperating teacher and student teacher relationship.
- Identify stress management techniques and strategies.
- Examine the importance of appropriate attire for the professional educator.
Assessing Learning Task
- Review the purpose of the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task.
- Review the components, process, and timeline of the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task.
- Summarize the steps for completing the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task.
- Identify the relationship of the TPEs to the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task.
- Review submission requirements for the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task.
- Evaluate how responses to the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task are scored.
Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for Students
- Collect information about selected students.
- Identify goals for student learning based on state and content standards.
- Plan an assessment relating to content area and subject matter based on state and content standards.
- Compare and contrast formative and summative assessments.
- Review assessment development.
Engaging and Supporting Students in Learning
- Design assessment modifications for students with special needs or abilities to achieve learning goals.
- Design assessment modifications for English language learners to achieve learning goals.
- Define developmentally appropriate methods of assessment.
- Describe assessment modifications for English language learners.
- Describe assessment modifications for students with special needs or abilities.
- Connect CalTPA Task Three components for designing appropriate assessments.
The Learning Environment
- Examine how learning environments apply to the CalTPA Task Three: Assessing Learning Task.
- Compare and contrast various methods of classroom management.
- Review various classroom arrangements and resources.
- Ethical issues and responsibilities of assessment.
- Analyze the implications that contextual factors may have on learning and the learning climate.
- Evaluate the aspects of the classroom environment that contribute to positive learning experiences.
Interpretation of Assessments
- Analyze assessment results to determine student progress.
- Distinguish students’ academic strengths and areas for growth in relation to the learning goals.
- Analyze assessment results to plan or adapt instruction.
- Prepare appropriate feedback for students and/or students’ family members.
- Connect CalTPA Three component to interpretation of assessment.
California Teaching Performance Assessment Policies and Procedures for University of Phoenix
- Apply Teaching Performance Assessment Code of Honor.
- Review passing score requirements.
- Review the University of Phoenix remediation plan.
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