The Standards: Domain 5:

Promoting the Use of Assessments and Data for School and District Improvement

The teacher leader is knowledgeable about the design of assessments, both formative and summative. He or she works with colleagues to analyze data and interpret results to inform goals and to improve student learning.


The teacher leader:

a) Increases the capacity of colleagues to identify and use multiple assessment tools aligned to state and local standards;
b) Collaborates with colleagues in the design, implementation, scoring, and interpretation of student data to improve educational practice and student learning;

c) Creates a climate of trust and critical reflection in order to engage colleagues in challenging conversations about student learning data that lead to solutions to identified issues; and

d) Works with colleagues to use assessment and data findings to promote changes in instructional practices or organizational structures to improve student learning.

To learn more about Domain 5 in action, view all Domain 5 exemplars.