Oklahoma Criteria for Effective Teaching and Administrative Performance
(70 O.S. § 6-101.10 and 6-101.11)
A. Teacher Management Indicators
1. Preparation - The teacher plans for delivery of the lesson relative to short-term and long-term objectives.
2. Routine - The teacher uses minimum class time for non-instructional routines thus maximizing time on task.
3. Discipline - The teacher clearly defines expected behavior (encourages positive behavior and controls negative behavior).
4. Learning Environment - The teacher establishes rapport with students and provides a pleasant, safe and orderly climate conducive to learning.
B. Teacher Instructional Indicators
1. Establishes Objectives - The teacher communicates the instructional objectives to students.
2. Stresses Sequence - The teacher shows how the present topic is related to those topics that have been taught or that will be taught.
3. Relates Objectives - The teacher relates subject topics to existing student experiences.
4. Involves All Learners - The teacher uses signaled responses, questioning techniques and/or guided practices to involve all students.
5. Explains Content - The teacher teaches the objectives through a variety of methods.
6. Explains Directions - The teacher gives directions that are clearly stated and related to the learning objectives.
7. Models - The teacher demonstrates the desired skills.
8. Monitors - The teacher checks to determine if students are progressing toward stated objectives.
9. Adjusts Based on Monitoring - The teacher changes instruction based on the results of monitoring.
10. Guides Practice - The teacher requires all students to practice newly learned skills while under the direct supervision of the teacher.
11. Provides for Independent Practice - The teacher requires students to practice newly learned skills without the direct supervision of the teacher.
12. Establishes Closure - The teacher summarizes and fits into context what has been taught.
A. Teacher Product Indicators
1. Lesson Plans - The teacher writes daily lesson plans designed to achieve the identified objectives.
2. Student Files - The teacher maintains a written record of student progress.
3. Grading Patterns - The teacher utilizes grading patterns that are fairly administered and based on identified criteria.
B. Student Achievement Indicators - Students demonstrate mastery of the stated objectives through projects, daily assignments, performance, and test scores.