Title: 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
DOMAIN I: PLANNING AND PREPARATION
Component 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students
Levels of Performance
Basic Emerging Proficient Distinguished
Knowledge Teacher displays little or no Teacher displays partial Teacher displays accurate In addition to accurate
of child and knowledge of the knowledge of the develop- understanding of the typical knowledge of the typical
adolescent developmental characteristics of mental characteristics of the developmental developmental characteristics of
development the age group. age group. characteristics of the age the age group and exceptions
group, as well as exceptions to the general patterns, teacher
to the general patterns. displays knowledge of the
extent to which individual
students follow the general
Knowledge Teacher sees no value in Teacher recognizes the value of Teacher's knowledge of how Teacher displays extensive and
of the understanding how students knowing how students learn, students learn is accurate subtle understanding of how
learning learn and does not seek such but this knowledge is limited or and current. Teacher applies students learn and applies this
process information. outdated. this knowledge to the class knowledge to individual
as a whole and to groups of students.
Knowledge Teacher displays little or no Teacher recognizes the value of Teacher recognizes the value Teacher displays understanding
of students’ knowledge of students' skills, understanding students' skills, of understanding students' of individual students' skills,
skills, knowledge, and language pro- knowledge, and language skills, knowledge, and knowledge, and language profi-
knowledge, ficiency and does not indicate proficiency but displays this language proficiency and ciency and has a strategy for
and that such knowledge is knowledge only for the class as displays this knowledge for maintaining such information.
language valuable. a whole. groups of students.
Knowledge Teacher displays little or no Teacher recognizes the value of Teacher recognizes the value Teacher recognizes the value of
of students’ knowledge of students' inter- understanding students' of understanding students' understanding students'
interests ests or cultural heritage and interests and cultural heritage interests and cultural interests and cultural heritage
and cultural does not indicate that such but displays this knowledge heritage and displays this and displays this knowledge for
heritage knowledge is Valuable. only for the class as a whole. knowledge for groups of individual students.
Knowledge Teacher displays little or no Teacher displays awareness of Teacher is aware of students' Teacher possesses information
of students’ understanding of students' the importance of knowing special learning and medical about each student's learning
special special learning or medical students' special learning or needs. and medical needs, collecting
needs needs or why such knowledge medical needs, but such such information from a variety
is important. knowledge may be incomplete of sources.
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