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California Standards for the Teaching Profession

The Stull evaluation system is designed to evaluate teacher knowledge and skills, aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). The standards are organized around interrelated categories of teaching practice.

Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning

  • Connecting students' prior knowledge, life experience, and interests with learning goals

  • Using a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to students' diverse needs

  • Facilitating learning experiences that promote autonomy, interaction and choiceEngaging students in problem solving, critical thinking and other activities that make subject matter meaningful

  • Promoting self-directed, reflective learning for all students

Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning

  • Creating a physical environment that engages all students
  • Establishing a climate that promotes fairness and respect
  • Promoting social development and group responsibility
  • Establishing and maintaining standards for student behavior
  • Planning and implementing classroom procedures and routines that support student learning
  • Using instructional time effectively

Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning

  • Demonstrating knowledge of subject matter and student development
  • Organizing curriculum to support student understanding of subject matter
  • Interrelating ideas and information within and across subject matter areas
  • Developing student understanding through instructional strategies that are appropriate to the subject matter
  • Using materials, resources and technologies to make subject matter accessible to students

Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for All Students

  • Drawing on and valuing students’ backgrounds, interests and developmental learning needs
  • Establishing and articulating goals for student learning
  • Developing and sequencing instructional activities and materials for student learning
  • Designing short-term and long-term plans to foster student learning
  • Modifying instructional plans to adjust for student needs

Assessing Student Learning

  • Establishing and communicating learning goals for all students
  • Collecting and using multiple sources of information to assess student learning
  • Involving and guiding all students in assessing their own learning
  • Using the results of assessments to guide instruction
  • Communicating with students, families and other audiences about student progress

Developing as a Professional Educator

  • Reflecting on teaching practice and planning professional development
  • Establishing professional goals and pursuing opportunities to grow professionally
  • Working with communities to improve professional practice
  • Working with families to improve professional practice
  • Working with colleagues to improve professional practice