Writing: Curriculum and Instruction
Demonstrator 1. Student Access
All students should have equitable access to high quality curriculum and instruction.
Demonstrator 2. Aligned and Rigorous Curriculum
An aligned and rigorous curriculum provides access to a common academic core for all students as defined by state and national standards.
Demonstrator 3. Instructional Strategies
All teachers should implement instructional strategies that provide quality, variety, and access for all students.
Demonstrator 4. Student Performance
When all students are provided access to an aligned and rigorous curriculum, where instructional strategies are of high quality and inclusive, student performance should be at a consistently high level.
Writing: FORMATIVE AND SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
Demonstrator 1. Variety of Assessment
Teachers should use a variety of assessments to formatively and summatively monitor student progress toward standards.
Demonstrator 2. Expectations for Student Learning
Teachers should have common and high standards for student learning in the content area.
Demonstrator 3. Response to Assessment
Multiple formative and summative assessments are used to inform, guide, develop and revise instructional strategies and curriculum to enhance student learning and achievement.
Writing: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Demonstrator 1. Planning
Professional development opportunities are planned with teacher learning needs in mind, and in response to data available about teacher practice and student learning.
Demonstrator 2. Participation
Teachers participate in program-specific professional development designed to meet their needs. All teachers participate in professional development focused on 21st century skills.
Demonstrator 3. Teacher Leadership
Teachers are leaders in their professional community, and guide/lead professional development that meets the needs of the professional learning community.
Writing: ADMINISTRATIVE/LEADERSHIP SUPPORT AND MONITORING
Demonstrator 1. Shared Vision
School Councils and administrators have developed a shared vision for insuring quality Writing instructional programs.
Demonstrator 2. Time and Resources
School leadership will provide adequate resources, facilities, space and instructional time to support high quality Writing instructional programs.
Demonstrator 3. Policies and Monitoring
The SBDM Council and School Leadership shall establish and monitor implementation of policies concerning a school’s Writing instructional program.
Demonstrator 4. Principal Leadership
Principals are the primary leaders of all program efforts, and support teacher leadership through shared and distributed leadership strategies and actions.