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Clear Credential Program Classroom Observation

Candidate Competency Verification


The Site-Based Mentor is asked to indicate how the candidate is demonstrating the California
Standards for the Teaching Profession in each Classroom Observation.
Candidate: ____________________________________________________________
Christobelle Tan

8th Grade Integrated Math 1


Grade Level: __________________________________________________________

Preuss School
School Site: ___________________________________________________________
12-08-2015
Observation Date: ______________________________________________________
CSTP Standard One: ENGAGING & SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS IN LEARNING
Scale for Classroom Observation
Standard One: ENGAGING & SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS
IN LEARNING
11 Using knowledge of students to engage them in
learning
12 Connecting learning to students prior knowledge,
backgrounds, life experience, and interests
13 Connecting subject matter to meaningful, real-life
contexts
14 Using a variety of instructional strategies, resources,
and technologies to meet students diverse learning needs
15 Promoting critical thinking through inquiry, problem
solving, and reflection
16 Monitoring student learning and adjusting instruction
while teaching

Poor
1

Marginal
2

Adequate
3

Good
4

Excellent
5

Classroom Observation Comments Related to Standard One: ____________________________________________


During whole class discussion calls on many students to participate. When a student
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responds she will ask probing, clarifying questions. Using MVP necessitates good
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group work strategies. She has very good time frames for groups. As students work
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she moves between groups to engage them in the curriculum. For many of the tasks
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you give good time limits, how do you track the time for the students? In the
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whiteboard work you make good use of the document camera and can also easy
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move to writing on the board to support student understanding. I would recommend


that you create a dedicated board for writing so that the different images do not get
confusing for the students.

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Clear Credential Program Classroom Observation

Candidate Competency Verification


CSTP Standard Two: CREATING & MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING
Scale for Classroom Observation
Standard Two: CREATING & MAINTAINING EFFECTIVE
ENVIRONMENTS FOR STUDENT LEARNING
21 Promoting social development & responsibility within
a caring community where each student is treated fairly
and respectfully
22 Creating physical or virtual learning environments that
promote student learning, reflect diversity, & encourage
constructive & productive interactions among students
23 Establishing & maintaining learning environments that
are physically, intellectually, and emotionally safe
24 Creating a rigorous learning environment with high
expectations & appropriate support for all students
25 Developing, communicating, & maintaining high
standards for individual and group behavior
26 Employing classroom routines, procedures, norms, &
supports for positive behavior to ensure a climate in which
all students can learn
27 Using instructional time to optimize learning

Poor
1

Marginal
2

Adequate
3

Good
4

Excellent
5

Classroom Observation Comments Related to Standard Two: ____________________________________________


Greets students at the door. As students come into room sets expectations for the class
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period. In leading whole class discussion is firm, clear about behavior, and encouraging
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of students. During the class expectations are high and maintained.
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CSTP Standard Three: UNDERSTANDING & ORGANIZING SUBJECT MATTER FOR STUDENT LEARNING
Scale for Classroom Observation
Standard Three: UNDERSTANDING & ORGANIZING
SUBJECT MATTER FOR STUDENT LEARNING
31 Demonstrating knowledge of subject matter,
academic content standards, & curriculum frameworks
32 Applying knowledge of student development &
proficiencies to ensure student understanding of subject
matter
33 Organizing curriculum to facilitate student
understanding of the subject matter
34 Utilizing instructional strategies that are appropriate
to subject matter
35 Using & adapting resources, technologies, and
standards-aligned instructional materials, including
adopted materials, to make subject matter accessible to
all students
36 Addressing the needs of English learners and students
with special needs to provide equitable access to the
content

Poor
1

Marginal
2

Adequate
3

Good
4

Excellent
5

Classroom Observation Comments Related to Standard Three: __________________________________________


During the lesson and in the plan she pays attention to student needs. In whole class
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instruction the questions support student thought and model CCSS Mathematical
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Practices.
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Clear Credential Program Classroom Observation

Candidate Competency Verification

CSTP Standard Four: PLANNING INSTRUCTION & DESIGNING LEARNINGEXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS
Scale for Classroom Observation
Standard Four: PLANNING INSTRUCTION & DESIGNING
LEARNINGEXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS
41 Using knowledge of students academic readiness,
language proficiency, cultural background, & individual
development to plan instruction
42 Establishing and articulating goals for student learning
43 Developing and sequencing long-term & short-term
instructional plans to support student learning
44 Planning instruction that incorporates appropriate
strategies to meet the learning needs of all students
45 Adapting instructional plans & curricular materials to
meet the assessed learning needs of all students

Poor
1

Marginal
2

Adequate
3

Good
4

Excellent
5

1
1

2
2

3
3

4
4

5
5

Classroom Observation Comments Related to Standard Four: ___________________________________________

The
lesson plan is very organized and shows thoughtful consideration of the students.
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The
timing and organization of the plan reflects knowledge of 8th grade learners.
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CSTP Standard Five: ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING


Scale for Classroom Observation
Standard Five: ASSESSING STUDENT LEARNING
51 Applying knowledge of the purposes, characteristics,
and uses of different types of assessments
52 Collecting & analyzing assessment data from a variety
of sources to inform instruction
53 Reviewing data, both individually and with colleagues,
to monitor student learning
54 Using assessment data to establish learning goals & to
plan, differentiate, and modify instruction
55 Involving all students in self-assessment, goal setting,
and monitoring progress
56 Using available technologies to assist in assessment,
analysis, and communication of student learning
57 Using assessment information to share timely and
comprehensible feedback with students & their families

Poor
1
1

Marginal
2
2

Adequate
3
3

Good
4
4

Excellent
5
5

Classroom Observation Comments Related to Standard Five: ___________________________________________


During the lesson there is nice questioning to get students to respond beyond the
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solution. They are asked "why?" Or "How did you know?". One activity today is the
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student progress report review for metacognition. You ask the students "What do I
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need to do?".

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Clear Credential Program Classroom Observation

Candidate Competency Verification

CSTP Standard Six: DEVELOPING AS A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR


Scale for Classroom Observation
Poor
Standard Six: DEVELOPING AS A PROFESSIONAL
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EDUCATOR
61 Reflecting on teaching practice in support of student
1
learning
62 Establishing professional goals & engaging in
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continuous & purposeful professional growth and
development
63 Collaborating with colleagues and the broader
1
professional community to support teacher and student
learning
64 Working with families to support student learning
1
65 Engaging local communities in support of the
1
instructional program
66 Managing professional responsibilities to maintain
1
motivation and commitment to all students
67 Demonstrating professional responsibility, integrity,
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and ethical conduct

Marginal
2

Adequate
3

Good
4

Excellent
5

2
2

3
3

4
4

5
5

Classroom Observation Comments Related to Standard Six: ___________________________________________


In our conversation prior to the class she discusses the students as individuals. The
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site principal also comments on her ability to increasingly take on leadership roles
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within the department. The nature of the school supports high levels of interaction with
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students and their families.

To Be Completed by the Site Based Mentor:


Christopher Halter
Name: ______________________________________________________
Associate Teaching Professor/Supervisor
Title: _______________________________________________________

UC San Diego
School or District: ____________________________________________

Signature: ___________________________________________________
Some overall notes:
You have demonstrated a very good increase in your own professional confidence
since graduating from the pre-service program a few years ago. Your interaction
with the students is firm but inviting and supportive.

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