Planning: Dimension 1.1

Dimension 1.1 Standard and Alignment:

The teacher designs clear, well-organized, sequential lessons that reflect best practice, align with standards and are appropriate for diverse learners.


Clarifying Statement:

This dimension focuses on how the lesson is designed to address specific standards, primarily the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in grades kindergarten through high schools which are specific to the grade level and course/subject taught.


Standards Basis:

Standards Basis: 1A, 1B, 3A, 3B, 3C

Possible Sources of Evidence:

  • Conferences and Conversations with the Teacher
  • Formal Observations/ Walkthroughs
  • Classroom Artifacts
  • Student Growth Processes

  • Content Standards

  • T-TESS Alignment to Practice

  • Key Questions:

Distinguished

Instructional Materials Includes:
  • All rigorous and measurable goals aligned to state content standards.
  • All activities, materials and assessments that:
    • are logically sequenced
    • are relevant to students’ prior understanding and real-world applications
    • integrate and reinforce concepts from other disciplines
    • provide appropriate time for student work, student reflection, lesson and lesson closure
    • deepen understanding of broader unit and course objectives
    • are vertically aligned to state standards
    • are appropriate for diverse learners
  • Objectives aligned and logically sequenced to the lesson’s goal, providing relevant and enriching extensions of the lesson.
  • Integration of technology to enhance mastery of goal(s).

Accomplished

Instructional Planning Include
  • All measurable goals aligned to state content standards.
  • All activities, materials and assessments that:
    • are sequenced
    • are relevant to students’ prior understanding
    • integrate other disciplines
    • provide appropriate time for student work, lesson and lesson closure
    • reinforce broader unit and course objectives
    • are vertically aligned to state standards
    • are appropriate for diverse learners
  • All objectives aligned and logically sequenced to the lesson‘s goal.
  • Integration of technology to enhance mastery of goal(s).

Proficient

Instructional Planning Includes

Developing

Instructional Planning Includes
  • Most goals aligned to state content standards.
  • Most activities, materials and assessments that:
    • are sequenced
    • sometimes provide appropriate time for lesson and lesson closure
  • Lessons where most objectives are aligned and sequenced to the lesson’s goal.

Improvement Needed

Instructional Planning Include
  • Few goals aligned to state content standards.
  • Few activities, materials and assessments that:
    • are sequenced
    • rarely provide time for lesson and lesson closure
  • Lessons where few objectives are aligned and sequenced to the lesson’s goal.
Student-Centered Actions
Teacher-Center Actions