Standards & Criteria
The ProTeach Portfolio is developed to provide teachers holding a residency certificate with an evidence-based, uniform assessment through which to demonstrate the required knowledge and skills (WAC 181-79A-207) that demonstrate a positive impact on student learning. The Washington Administrative Code (WAC) further clarifies (WAC 181-79A-030) that such a teacher is defined as "a teacher, through instruction and assessment, who has been able to document students' increased knowledge and/or demonstration of a skill or skills related to the state goals and/or essential academic learning requirements."
What does ProTeach Portfolio measure?
The ProTeach Portfolio measures the professional certificate 3 standards and 12 criteria (WAC 181-79A-207).
What are the Standards & Criteria?
As established by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), the 3 standards and 12 criteria are:
- The knowledge and skills for effective teaching that ensure student learning by:
- using instructional strategies that make learning meaningful and show positive impact on student learning
- using a variety of assessment strategies and data to monitor and improve instruction
- using appropriate classroom management principles, processes and practices to foster a safe, positive, student-focused learning environment
- designing and/or adapting a challenging curriculum that is based on the diverse needs of each student
- demonstrating cultural sensitivity/competence in teaching and in relationships with students, families and community members
- integrating technology into instruction and assessment
- informing, involving and collaborating with families and community members as partners in each student's educational process, including using information about student achievement and performance
- The knowledge and skills for professional development by:
- evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection
- using professional standards and district criteria to assess professional performance and plan and implement appropriate growth activities
- remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, research and ethical practice
- Professional contributions to the improvement of the school, the community and the profession by:
- advocating for curriculum, instruction and learning environments that meet the diverse needs of each student
- participating collaboratively in school improvement activities and contributing to collegial decision making
The chart below provides a map of the 12 criteria measured within each entry:
Professional Growth and Contributions:
Measures analysis of and reflection on professional growth and its impact on student learning.
Building a Learning Community:
Measures description and analysis of the learning environment established in the single class or classroom.
Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment:
Measures analysis of and reflection on curriculum, instruction and assessment, as well as impact on the learning of 3 focus students.