K-3

2012 & 2013

Curriculum/Instruction Sample Evidence
Demonstrator 1: Student Access: All students have equitable access to highly effective curriculum and instruction.
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Demonstrator 2: Aligned and Rigorous Curriculum:  An aligned and rigorous curriculum provides access to Kentucky Core Academic Standards (KCAS) for all students as defined by state and national standards.  
Demonstrator 3: Instructional Strategies:  All teachers implement research-based instructional strategies that include characteristics of highly effective teaching and learning for all students.
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Demonstrator 4: Kentucky Systems of Intervention (KSI) /Response to Intervention (RtI):  A school establishes and uses a systematic, comprehensive system that addresses accelerated learning, achievement gaps, highly-effective instruction, readiness to learn and student transitions. A school provides a seamless framework, using state and federal funding, that addresses academic and behavioral needs, that is accessible to all students.

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Formative/Summative Assessment

 

 

Demonstrator 1: Assessments:  Teachers should use multiple assessment processes to inform, guide, develop and revise instructional strategies and curriculum to enhance to student learning and achievement.

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Demonstrator 2: Expectations for Student Learning:  Teachers communicate consistently high expectations and use common standards for student learning in K-3.

 

Professional Development

 

Demonstrator 1: Opportunities:  Professional development opportunities are planned with teacher learning needs in mind and in response to data available about school needs, teacher practice and student learning.

 

 Demonstrator 2: Participation:  Teachers are leaders in their professional community, and guide/lead professional development that meets the needs of the professional learning community.

 

Adminstrative/Leadership Support and Monitoring

 

Demonstrator 1: Policies and Monitoring:  School leadership establishes and monitors implementation of policies, provides adequate resources, facilities, space and instructional time to support highly effective K-3 instructional programs.

 

Demonstrator 2: Principal Leadership:  Principals are the primary leaders of all K-3 program efforts and support teacher leadership through shared leadership strategies and actions.

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