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TWS Aid. The Seven Factors. The Seven Kansas Performance Assessment Factors Reflected in the TWS. Each TWS needs to provide proof of meeting the following standards. Contextual Information & Learning Environment. Unit Learning Goals & Objectives. Instructional Design & Implementation.

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tws aid

TWS Aid

The Seven Factors

the seven kansas performance assessment factors reflected in the tws
The Seven Kansas Performance Assessment Factors Reflected in the TWS

Each TWS needs to provide proof of meeting the following standards.

Contextual Information & Learning Environment

Unit Learning Goals & Objectives

Instructional Design & Implementation

Reflection & Self-Evaluation

Factors

Demonstration of Integration Skills

Analysis of Assessment Procedures

Analysis of Classroom Learning Environment

factor 1 contextual information learning environment
Factor 1: Contextual Information & Learning Environment

Educational Purposes

  • Increase teacher’s concept of classroom diversity
  • Link information about diversity to instructional design

Measurement Purpose:

  • Provide information about teacher’s awareness of contextual factors and ultimately data to examine their ability to function as a professional in a diverse setting.

Rubric used

by scorers

factor 2 unit learning goals and objectives
Factor 2: Unit Learning Goals and Objectives

Educational Purposes

  • Promote use of more challenging instruction for all P-12 pupils
  • Promote use , interpretation, and application of Kansas Content Standards and District Standards
  • Encourage teachers to avoid “knowledge only” targets

Measurement Purpose:

  • Aid in interpretation of gain scores (i.e., what type and presentation of learning does the gain score represent)

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by scorers

factor 3 instructional design implementation
Factor 3: Instructional Design & Implementation

Educational Purposes

  • Link instructional design to learning objectives
  • Encourage teachers to design challenging lessons that:
    • Impact learning for all students
    • Address different learning styles
    • Incorporate a wide range of reading abilities
    • Incorporate technology
    • Use learning centered environment

Measurement Purpose:

  • Ensure that teachers understand and use a variety of appropriate instructional strategies

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by scorers

factor 4 demonstration of integration skills
Factor 4:Demonstration of Integration Skills

Educational Purposes:

  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate across and within content fields
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach thinking skills

Measurement Purpose:

  • Ensure that teachers can facilitate all students’ abilities to understand relationships between subject areas

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by scorers

factor 5 analysis of classroom learning environment
Factor 5: Analysis of Classroom Learning Environment

Educational Purposes:

  • Provide opportunity for teachers to link learning results to classroom efforts
  • Promote teacher reflection on the impact the unit had on individual small group and whole group learning
  • Provide evidence of a sufficient classroom management plan

Measurement Purpose:

  • Ensure teachers provide a classroom environment supportive of student interaction in learning activities

Rubric used

by scorers

factor 6 analysis of assessment procedures
Factor 6:Analysis of Assessment Procedures

Educational Purposes:

  • Promote link between learning objectives and assessments
  • Encourage the use of different assessment formats
  • Encourage the use of challenging assessments

Measurement Purposes:

  • Encourage teachers to avoid using simple knowledge based assessment unless appropriate
  • Teachers can present some representation of calculating student gain scores

Rubric used

by scorers

factor 7 reflection and self evaluation
Factor 7: Reflection and Self-Evaluation

Educational Purposes:

  • Promote analysis and synthesis of all activities
  • Promote professional development
  • Promote a better understanding of the implications for the state assessment and accreditation process on the teacher’s classroom

Measurement Purposes:

  • Estimate the degree to which the unit was successful
  • Demonstrate that the teacher can successfully evaluate the effects of his or her choices and actions

Rubric used

by scorers