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There is a Self-Assessment for each of the 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices.  The Self-Assessment includes the essential features of the practice and questions to help the teacher determine whether that practice is in place in the classroom.

Sample SAPP

The Self-Assessment is aligned with the Practice Profile for each of the 8 Effective Teaching and Learning Practices.  The Practice Profile is a rubric to help determine the degree to which the practice is currently being implemented.  The Practice Profile includes 4 levels; exemplary or ideal implementation, proficient implementation, close to proficient, and far from proficient. The Self-Assessment identifies where on the practice profile rubric one is implementing a practice.

Sample Practice Profile with essential function columns circled.

What additional data might a teacher use to prioritize the practices?

When setting a professional learning goal, teachers should use the information from the Self-Assessment and Practice Profile, along with other relevant information, to set achievable and realistic goals. Consider adding the following typically available data to the decision-making process:

  • Patterns of unexpected minor behavior errors in the classroom
  • Office Discipline Referrals
  • Classroom Accessibility (materials, movement, instructional grouping)
  • Current rate or ratio of positive to corrective feedback
  • Frequency and quality of current Opportunities to Respond
  • Student academic performance (especially when considering Sequencing and Choice or Task Difficulty)
  • Practices identified as schoolwide, grade level, or content area priorities (from strategic plan, etc.)