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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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  1. TWS Aid The Seven Factors

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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) Rubric used by scorers

  5. 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 Rubric used by scorers

  6. 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 Rubric used by scorers

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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