iculum & Instruction


Evidence Links

Demonstrator 1. Student Access
All students have equitable access to highly effective curriculum and instruction.

Committee meeting agendas & sign-in sheets/Leadership team agenda & sign-in sheets/Individual learning styles breakdown/Lesson plan evidencing that students use a variety of equipment and material during instruction/Teacher reflection on lesson plan/Evidence of student feedback

Teacher Lesson Plan:


 Teacher Lesson Plan:



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.

Curriculum map/Pacing guide/Collaboration meeting agenda & sign-in sheets/Evidence of collaboration across grade levels/Lesson plan evidencing instructional time is used effectively to cover curriculum.

Teacher Lesson Plan:


Email from Principal about KPREP Evidence:


P-2 Schedule:


Demonstrator 3. Instructional Strategies
All teachers implement research-based instructional strategies that include characteristics of highly effective teaching and learning for all students.

Lesson plan evidencing classroom discussions, questioning techniques, inquiry based activities/Student work samples evidencing activity based on students interest, choice, needs or learning style/Evidence of daily learning targets/ Student self-assessment and peer assessment checklist/Evidence of authentic hands-on learning experiences

 Constructed Response Training:


Online WebEx information for Office365:



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.

CSI decision making protocol/Universal screener report/Lesson plan indicates tiered instruction is occurring/Leadership team agenda & sign in sheet evidencing discussion of academic or behavioral needs of students/Progress monitoring report/Record of communication with parent about student progress (report card, phone log, parent/teacher conferences, summary/behavior buzz report to parent/infraction report to parents.

Due to confidentiality, phone logs are available upon request at the school.

Formative and 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.

Teacher-made or formal assessments to monitor progress/Collaboration agenda & sign-in sheets/Proof of collaboration to analyze assessment data/Teacher reflections indicated on lesson plan/Evidence of daily learning targets

Title 1 Meeting Minutes:


Teacher Made Assessment:


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

Title I meeting agenda & sign-in sheets with evidence of parent trainings to help achieve learning targets/Evidence of student feedback

Title 1 Meeting Agenda:


Professional Development and Support Services



Demonstrator 1:

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.

CSIP showing evidence of PD opportunities/PD request/Professional growth plan/Self-reflection documented on lesson plans to indicate PD needs

 Staff Resource List:


Demonstrator 2:

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

PD or teachers' meeting agenda & sign-in sheet evidencing teacher trainers/CSIP/Evidence of collaboration with the community (student work samples, phone log, student/community project guidelines or rubric/Guest speakers from the community.


Professional Development Sign-In Sheets and Agendas are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Professional Development Sign In Sheets 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  The sign-in sheets and agendas that are included are:

  • Opening Day (August 6, 2012)
  • Blood Borne Pathogen Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Confidentiality Training and Professional Ethics (August 6, 2012)
  • Administration Code for Kentucky Assessment (August 6, 2012)
  • Gifted and Talented Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Teacher Evaluation Training (August 6, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Opening Day (August 6, 2012)
  • Professional Development (August 7, 2012)- School safety plan, A+ software, Bullying, Take 10 Logs, PD Justification, AUP, Teacher Schedules
  • Kentucky Historical Society PD (5thGrade Teacher)- July 14, 2012
  • Teacher's Meeting Agenda- Suicide prevention, Arts and Humanities/Practical Living and Career Studies timeline, Learning Styles Inventory, Everyday Math, RTI, Reading Placements, Snack Break, CSI Team (August 20, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting/Constitution Day Planning (September 17, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting Agenda- CSI, Reading Festival, United For Coal, Ky Kid's Day Parade, Parent Complaints, Intermediate Solutions, Open House, Star Student, Room Assignments/Site Visit, Veteran's Day (September 19, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Ky Kid's Day Parade, Fitness Fridays, AR Points, Teacher Position, Program Review, Parent Volunteer Training (September 25, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- CSI Visit (October 4, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- AR Points, Assessment Scores, CSI Placement (October 12, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting- October 15, 2012
  • Teacher's Meeting- Veteran's Day Program, K-PREP Assessment Overview, CSI Schedule (November 5, 2012)
  • Professional Development- Test information overview, calculating achievement points, calculating gap points, calculating growth points, let's look at individuals, next steps, CSI, A+, Learning Links, Program Review Documentation (November 13, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting (November 19, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 28, 2012)
  • Intermediate Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 28, 2012)
  • Primary Meeting- CSI, Program Reviews, Christmas Play (November 27, 2012)
  • Writing Committee Meeting- Need for Individualized Writing Plan, Need for specific and consistent plan for writing, correct tools for writing, correlation between writing and reading (November 28, 2012)
  • Instructional Assistant Meeting- Tree Trimming, Christmas Play (November 29, 2012)
  • Teacher's Meeting (November 29, 2012)
  • Leadership Team Meeting (December 17, 2012)
  • RTA/Word Wizard Meeting (January 4, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- iPad Classroom (January 4, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- Reminders, Constructed Response Training (K-2), Learning Links Data Analysis (Fall-Winter), Restructure "Everyday Math" Timelines (January 8, 2013)
  • Release Day- Timelines, CIITS (January 11, 2013)
  • Release Day- "Everyday Math" Timelines, CIITS, Constructed Response Development (January 15, 2013)
  • Release Day for Primary Teachers- Retentions, Special Education Referrals, Professional Growth Plans, Teacher Evaluation Schedules, Learning Links Data Analysis, Program Review Evidence (Label/Quality Vs. Quantity), Timelines, Issues and Answers (January 25, 2013)
  • Release Day (January 29, 2013)
  • Release Day- Math Skills Organizer, CIITS, Writing Plan, Retentions (February 19, 2013)
  • Title I Meeting (February 23, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- Field Trip Reveal, Class Dojo, TELL Survey, External Program Review, CSI, Flip Flop Intermediate Schedules (March 11, 2013)
  • PD Meeting- Program Review Findings/Updates, I Can statements and vocabulary, TELL survey, CSIP, Administration Code Training, CIITS, Arts and Humanities open response development and next music program, KET Writing Contest (P-5) (March 29, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting (March 27, 2013)
  • Leadership Team Meeting- School musical, SBDM Board Presentation (April 22, 2013)
  • Brigance Webinar- Changes in 2013/2014 and updates (May 2, 2013)
  • Teacher's Meeting- Assessment Video Review, Testing Pep Rally, Testing Reminders, 3 "C's", 6th Grade Banquet, Teacher Evaluations, PGP's, Copy Paper, SBDM Teacher Elections, Stanford 10 (May 6, 2013)



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.

Staff allocations/Leadership team meeting agendas & sign-in sheets showing evidence of allocated time, resources, or monitoring the K-3 program/Title I meeting agenda & sign-in sheet evidencing involving parents or community members in data analysis or policies to improve instruction/Technology used to communicate school information to the public/Teacher letters to parents about student progress or other instructional programs/Newspaper clippings of evidence of instruction in K-3/CSI roster and lesson plan to evidence multiability classrooms/Positive parent involvement (phone logs, parent letters, parent/teacher conference summary)

Daily Schedule for FMD Classroom:



Located in the "Phelps Elementary Parent Involvement 2012-2013 Notebook (Available upon request at the school):

sheets, Programs, Agendas:

Back to School Blast

(August 3, 2012)

Boo Hoo Breakfast

(August 8, 2012)

Parent Meeting- 2nd Grade

(August 16, 2012)

Parent Meeting- 5th Grade

(August 16, 2012)

Title 1 Parent Meeting (School-Wide)

(August 23, 2012)

Grandparent's Day

(September 7, 2012)

Constitution Day

(September 19, 2012)

Reading Festival

(October 9, 2012)

Open House

(October 11, 2012)

Halloween Celebrations

(October 26, 2012)

Veteran's Day

(November 9, 2012)

Thanksgiving Dinner

(November 15, 2012)

Christmas Tree Trimming

(November 30, 2012)

Christmas Dinner

(December 13, 2012)

Christmas Program

(December 17 & 18, 2012)

Multi-Cultural Music Program

(March 1, 2013)

Easter Celebrations

(March 28, 2013)

Why We Sing Program

(April 25, 2013)

Primary Teacher Meeting

(May 2, 2013)



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.

Leadership team meeting agenda & sign-in sheets/PD agenda & sign-in sheets/Teacher schedule/ Staff allocation/Assessment analysis/Primary meeting agenda & sign-in sheets.

Purchase Orders from 6-27-12 to 2-26-13 are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Purchase Orders Travel 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  Purchase orders were used to purchase supplies for writing instruction, arts and humanities instruction, programs, practical living and career studies, and primary classroom instruction.


Travel forms and requests from October 23, 2012 April 12, 2013 are located in the notebook titled "Phelps Elementary Purchase Orders Travel 2012-2013" and is available upon request at the school.  Travel forms and requests were used for field trips where students went to theaters to watch shows, programs, plays, and movies for arts and humanities instruction.  Travel forms were also used to request travel for field trips where physical wellness and writing were addressed in primary and intermediate programs.


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