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Mississippi Teacher Corps

Teacher Intern Assessment Instrument (TIAI)

Teacher: Howard,Katie Date: 070715

Observer: McCarthy,KC Subject: GeneralScience

Observation: Summative Score: 42/75

DomainI:PlanningandPreparation

1.Selectsdevelopmentallyappropriate,performancebasedobjectivesthatconnectcorecontentknowledgefor
lessonsbasedonMississippiCurriculumFrameworks/CommonCoreStateStandards.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:

2.Incorporatesdiversity,includingmulticulturalperspectives,intolessons.Usesknowledgeofstudent
backgrounds,interests,experiences,andpriorknowledge(e.g.,pretests,interestinventories,surveys,andKWLs)
tomakeinstructionrelevantandmeaningful.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments: Hasusedpopcultureinsets(studentinterests/experiences),butshouldshowmoreuseof
preassessmentsandpriorassessments(priorknowledge)todeveloplessonsthatareadjustedforwhatthe
studentsalreadyknowordonotknow.

3.Integratescorecontentknowledgefromothersubjectareasinlessons.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments: StudentsuseskillsthatwouldhavebeenobtainedinEnglish(readingforunderstanding,readingand
sortinginformation)butsciencelendsitselftousingskillslikebreakingdownwordsformeaning,whichhasnot
beendone.Futureunitswillpresentopportunitiestoincorporatemathematics.

4.Plansappropriateandsequentialteachingproceduresthatincludeinnovativeandinterestingintroductionsand
closures,andusesavarietyofteachingmaterialsandtechnology.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:

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5.Preparesappropriateassessments(ex.pre/postassessments,quizzes,unittests,rubrics,and/orchecklists)based
oncorecontentknowledgetoeffectivelyevaluatelearnerprogress.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments: Showngreatprogressinlessonplansandassessments!Hascreatednumerousworksheetsthatare
scaffoldedverywellandareappropriateforherobjective.

6.Plansdifferentiatedlearningexperiencesthataccommodatedevelopmentaland/oreducationalneedsoflearners
basedonassessmentinformationwhichisalignedwithcorecontentknowledge(ex.useofpre/post
assessments,surveys,inventories,remediation,andenrichmentactivities).

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments: Hascreateddifferentiatedguidednotesandworksheetsforstudentswhohaveshownthatthey
neededmoretimetowritenotesandcompletework.Hasshownthatshehasplannedenrichmentactivitiesfor
studentswhofinishworkearly.

DomainII:Assessment

7.Communicatesassessmentcriteriaandperformancestandardstothestudentsandprovidestimelyfeedbackon
students'academicperformance.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:

8.Incorporatesavarietyofinformalandformalassessments(ex.pre/postassessments,quizzes,unittests,
checklists,ratingscales,rubrics,remediation,andenrichmentactivities)todifferentiatelearningexperiencesthat
accommodatedifferencesindevelopmentaland/oreducationalneeds.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments: Informal:thumbsup/thumbsdownandwhiteboards
Formal:IPhasshowngreatprogress.Usesstateteststocreatequizzesandtests.

DomainIII:Instruction

9.Usesacceptablewritten,oral,andnonverbalcommunicationinplanningandinstruction.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:

10.Providesclear,completewrittenand/ororaldirectionsforinstructionalactivities.

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SummativeScore:
Target

Comments:
Directionsareonslidesaswellasworksheets,andprovidedverbally.

11.Communicateshighexpectationsforlearningtoallstudents.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments:
Needstoworkonconsistencywithconsequencestoconveytheexpectationsforherclassroom.

12.Conveysenthusiasmforteachingandlearning.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments: Energyduringlessonsislow,butshehasbeendevelopingasenseofurgencywithherstudents
whichisbuildingherenthusiasmandenergywhileteaching.

13.Providesopportunitiesforthestudentstocooperate,communicate,andinteractwitheachothertoenhance
learning.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments:
Hasusedgamesduringlessons,butgroupworkshouldbeused.

14.Demonstratesknowledgeofcontentforthesubject(s)taught.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:
Contentknowledgestruggledatfirstbuthasbeenimprovingsincehavingbeengivenresources.

15.Usesavarietyofappropriateteachingstrategies(e.g.,cooperativelearning,discoverylearning,
demonstration,discussion,inquiry,simulation,etc.)toenhancestudentlearning.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments: Shehasbeengettingcomfortablewiththepartsofalessonbystickingtoastrictlessonplan.Now
thatsheunderstandstheflowofalesson,sheshouldbegintoincorporateavarietyofactivities(groupwork,
projects,videos,demos,etc.).

16.Provideslearningexperiencesthataccommodatedifferencesindevelopmentalandindividualneedsofdiverse
learners(i.e.,enrichment/remedialneeds).

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:
Hascreatedandprovidedremediation/enrichmentactivitiesforstudentsduringlessons.

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17.Engagesstudentsinanalytic,creative,andcriticalthinkingthroughhigherorderquestioningandprovides
opportunitiesforstudentstoapplyconceptsinproblemsolvingandcriticalthinking.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments: IPshowsgreatscaffolding.Shebuildsupthematerialforthestudentsduringguidedpracticesothat
duringIPtheyareabletoworkindependentlyonhigherlevelthinkingquestions.

18.Elicitsinputduringlessonsandallowssufficientwaittimeforstudentstoexpandandsupporttheirresponses.
Makesadjustmentstolessonsaccordingtostudentinput,cues,andindividual/groupresponses.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments: Asksfollowupquestionswithwaittime.Asksquestions/guidesstudentsduringguidedpractice
accordingtotheresponsesstudentsgive.

19.Usesfamilyand/orcommunityresources(specialguestsormaterials)inlessonstoenhancestudentlearning.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments: Hasusedpopcultureinsetsafewtimes,butneedstobemoreawareofthestudents'communityand
whattypesofinformationtheyarefamiliarwithbecauseofthatcommunity/culture.(Studentsmaynotcaretoo
muchabouttheKardashians,whoseemtobearecurringthemeinsets).

DomainIV:LearningEnvironment

20.Monitorsandadjuststheclassroomenvironmenttoenhancesocialrelationships,motivation,andlearning.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments: Cancelledagamewhenstudentsgotoutofhand.Usesverbalpraise/marblejarwhentheentireclass
isworkingwell.

21.Attendstoordelegatesroutinetasks.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments:
Havestudentspassoutworksheetsorcollectwork/tickets.

22.Usesavarietyofstrategiestofosterappropriatestudentbehavioraccordingtoindividualandsituational
needs.

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments: Addressesstudentbehaviorsinavarietyofways(individualconseqences,classwideconsequences
duringgames,hallconferences,remedialworksheets).

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23.Createsandmaintainsaclimateoffairness,safety,respect,andsupportforallstudents.

SummativeScore:
Emerging

Comments:
Consistencywithconsequencesneedstobeimproved.

24.Maximizestimeavailableforinstruction(Usesinstructionaltimeeffectively).

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:
Usestimerstokeeplessonmoving.

DomainV:ProfessionalResponsibilities

25.Establishesopportunitiesforcommunicationwithparentsand/orguardiansandprofessionalcolleagues
(newsletters,positivenotes,extracurricularactivities,professionaldevelopmentopportunities,conferences,etc.).

SummativeScore:
Acceptable

Comments:
Showsaneagernesstocallparentsforstudentswhennecessary.

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