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The Louisiana Assistance and Assessment Program. An Introduction for New Teachers. Two Purposes of LaTAAP:. Provide new teachers with a planned program of leadership and support from experienced educators.

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the louisiana assistance and assessment program

The Louisiana Assistance and Assessment Program

An Introduction for New Teachers

two purposes of lataap
Two Purposes of LaTAAP:
  • Provide new teachers with a planned program of leadership and support from experienced educators.
  • Demonstration of competency in the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching, which are the teaching standards that form the assessment criteria.
information and details
Information and Details
  • Visit, which is the Louisiana Department of Education webpage.
  • Click on the “Professional Development” tab at the top of that page, and then on LaTAAP.
documents for you
Documents for YOU:
  • Guide for New Teachers – everything you need to know about your beginning your teaching career in Louisiana
  • Bulletin 1943 – the policy which governs the new teacher assistance and assessment program.
  • Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching – the standards for all teachers in Louisiana.
overview of lataap activities
Overview of LaTAAP Activities
  • Semester 1: Mentoring
  • Semester 2: Mentoring
  • Semester 3: Mentoring/ Assessment
  • Semester 4: Mentoring/ Growth/ Assessment
semester 1 mentoring
Semester 1: MENTORING
  • Attend Orientation
  • Receive Mentor Assignments
  • Sign Mentor/New Teacher Agreement
  • Complete Needs Assessment
  • Develop Action Plan(s) and Focused Coaching
  • Collect Artifacts
semester 2 mentoring
Semester 2: MENTORING
  • Conduct mini-observations
  • Conduct Advisory observations
  • Create Growth Plan
  • Collect Artifacts
semester 3 mentoring assessment
  • Conduct Full Observations
  • Assemble and Submit Portfolio
  • Evaluate Portfolio
  • Recommend Certification
  • Attend Team Meeting
  • Develop Growth Plan
semester 4 mentoring growth assessment
  • Achieve Growth Objectives
  • Review/Revise Growth Plan
  • Conduct Observations
  • Redevelop Portfolio
data collection methods
Data Collection Methods
  • Effective spring 2004, the LaTAAP data collection methods are: a new teacher portfolio and classroom observation.
  • Both of these instruments are designed to collect information directly related to the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching (LCET)
  • New teachers must achieve competent (2) rating on the eleven components of LCET.
benefits for the new teacher
Benefits for the New Teacher
  • Feedback regarding planning, classroom, and instructional strategies
  • An in-depth understanding of LaTAAP
  • Additional in-class observations with feedback in relation to the LCET
  • Positive attention, support, and encouragement
  • Reassurance that he/she is developing professionally
in the future
In the Future…
  • Attend professional development workshops
  • Meet regularly with your mentor
  • Establish a network of teacher “buddies” to lean on when needed
  • Join professional organizations
  • Check the EBR and Louisiana DOE webpages often for updates
  • Look into Take One! and National Board Certification
contact information
Contact Information

Jill W. Saia, NBCT

Professional Development Specialist

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

12000 Goodwood Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70815

(225) 226-7633