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Hallmarks of an Extraordinary Classroom
Gr. K-5 Assessment Rubric

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The students...

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Needs Improvement
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Developing
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Proficient
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Skilled
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persevere when challenged
collaborate with peers
understand and help set learning objectives
show and apply learning in different ways
demonstrate strong self-regulation skills
Hallmark #1 Subtotal
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The teachers...

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Needs Improvement
2
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Developing
3
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Proficient
4
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Skilled
5
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are innovative and reflective in daily teaching
have deep knowledge of reading content areas they teach
have firm understanding of effective teaching methods
believe all students can achieve
has expertise in best classroom practices
seek out professional learning opportunities (professional memberships, books, periodicals, PLCs, blogs, etc.)
are open to coaching and feedback
Hallmark #2 Subtotal
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The standards...

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Needs Improvement
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Developing
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Proficient
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Skilled
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are thoroughly and deeply understood by the teacher
have been translated into clear goals, student objectives, lesson plans, and instructional strategies
are paired with a growth mindset that believes all students can achieve
are supported by appropriate levels of scaffolding and challenge
Hallmark #3 Subtotal
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The instruction...

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Needs Improvement
2
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Developing
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Proficient
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Skilled
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Extraordinary
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is tied to clearly-expressed learning goals
is responsive to student needs, offering various tasks, methods of learning, and ways to show learning
focuses on deep understanding and higherlevel thinking
is guided by formative assessment
includes growth-producing feedback for students
is supported by technology
is active, relevant, motivating, and engaging
Hallmark #4 Subtotal
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Technology...

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Needs Improvement
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Developing
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Good
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Very Good
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is used in purposeful ways to enhance instruction
helps teachers meet diverse student needs
supports student engagement and creativity
is integrated across content areas
broadens the learning potential beyond the walls of the classroom
aids classroom management and organization
Hallmark #5 Subtotal
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The environment...

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Needs Improvement
2
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Developing
3
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Good
4
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Very Good
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Extraordinary
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makes students feel safe—physically, emotionally, and intellectually
fosters positive relationships and trust
promotes movement and flexible grouping
reflects positive discipline
is child-centered, flexible, and authentic
Hallmark #6 Subtotal
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Skills...

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Needs Improvement
2
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Developing
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Good
4
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Very Good
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Extraordinary
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are explicitly taught and modeled
are integrated across content areas
are incorporated in project-based learning
are acknowledged and rewarded independent of content area knowledge
Hallmark #7 Subtotal