Teacher Performance Standards
The Hawaii Teacher Standards Board approved adoption of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards for Hawaii’s Teacher Performance Standards on August 26, 2011, as new business item 11-06 (PDF). Hawaii State Approved Teacher Education Programs (SATEP) have incorporated these Performance Standards into their programs as of July 1, 2014. These new standards replace the existing Teacher Performance Standards for teachers renewing their licenses that expire on or after July 1, 2014.
The Council of Chief State School Officer’s (CCSSO) Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) developed new “core teaching standards” which represent a major revision to the Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Assessment and Development which were developed nearly two decades ago. No longer limited to assessment and support of new teachers, the new standards define standards of professional practice for all teachers.
There are ten individual standards organized into four priority areas:
- The Learner & Learning (standards 1–3)
- Content (standards 4–5)
- Instructional Practice (standards 6–8)
- Professional Responsibility (standards 9–10)
Each standard is divided into the areas of performances, essential knowledge, and critical dispositions.
The core teaching standards include a focus on 21st century knowledge and skills; personalized learning for diverse learners; a collaborative professional culture; improved assessment literacy; and new leadership roles for teachers and administrators.
The core teaching standards describe what teachers should know and be able to do in today’s learning context to ensure students attain these learning goals, as well as encourage teachers to build literacy and thinking skills across the curriculum, and help students address multiple perspectives in exploring ideas and solving problems. The core teaching standards also address interdisciplinary themes (e.g., financial literacy, global awareness) and the teacher’s ability to build on content that draws upon multiple disciplines.
Standard 1: Learner Development
Standard 2: Learning Differences
Standard 3: Learning Environment
Standard 4: Content Knowledge
Standard 5: Application of Content
Standard 6: Assessment
Standard 7: Planning for Instruction
Standard 8: Instructional Strategies
Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice
Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration
PDF Summary of Teacher Standards: Hawaii Teacher Performance Standards