Statistics for Educators Appendix D

All professional education courses leading to certification shall include teaching and assessment of the Wisconsin Teacher Standards.

Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure

In this column, indicate the nature of the performance assessments used in this course to evaluate student proficiency in each standard.

1.Teachers know the subjects they are teaching.

The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines she or he teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.

See Appendix C, Wisconsin Content Standards, for specific information regarding the content standards met in this course and the performance assessments used to evaluate them.

2.Teachers know how children grow.

The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social, and personal development.


Not assessed in this course.

3.Teachers understand that children learn


The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.


Group projects and class discussions take into consideration the individual differences and differing levels of learning.

4.Teachers know how to teach.

The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including the use of technology, to encourage children's development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.


Classroom discussions dealing with the application of course content in their classes.

5.Teachers know how to manage a classroom.

The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.


These are experienced teachers and the classroom discussions dealing with data gathering and handling not only provide an insight into their abilities to manage a classroom but also help others gain ideas.

6.Teachers communicate well.

The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.


Individual presentations and class discussions.

7.Teachers are able to plan different kinds of lessons.

The teacher organizes and plans systematic instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, pupils, the community, and curriculum goals.


Individual projects and presentations will target specific audiences.

8.Teachers know how to test for student progress.

The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the pupil.


Not assessed in this course.

9.Teachers are able to evaluate themselves.

The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and others and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.


Self reports looking over the progress of the course.

10.Teachers are connected with other teachers and the community.

The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support pupil learning and well-being and acts with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.


Not assessed in this course.


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