Thursday, May 21, 2015

Behavior Proficiency Scale

We are officially checked out and on summer break!  Woo Hoo!  This year, due to budget cuts, we have a furlough day this Friday which is usually a teacher work day.  So we had to get everything done and checked out before Friday.  Kind of challenging to get everything done, but we made it!
But, of course, I never stop working even when the end is near.

We have seven standards on our teacher evaluation system.  Standard 5 is called Learning Environment.  Here's what it says: The teacher uses resources, routines and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, student-centered environment that is conducive to learning. We are evaluated on these standards and given a score of "Highly Effective", "Effective", "Partially Effective", or "Ineffective."  To get a "highly effective" it says: "In addition to meeting the standard, the teacher creates a dynamic learning environment that maximizes learning opportunities and minimizes disruptions within an environment in which students self-monitor behavior."

So, I needed something to use with my students that allowed them to self-monitor their behavior throughout the day.  We use a 4,3,2,1 scale for report cards- Exceeds, Meets, Approaches, Fall Below so the students are familiar with this scale.  Here's a picture of what I created.  I am going to make it into a poster anchor chart for the classroom. At the end of each day, students evaluate their behavior throughout the day and decide which number they should receive. They privately show me their score and I agree or disagree. They write their numbers in their agenda and give a reason why they received that score.  Parents will be aware of this proficiency scale and will read what their child wrote and initial it.  ** Please note: after I pinned this, someone commented that I should be sensitive to "brown-skinned" children because the pictures show "brown-skinned" children with the lower behavior score.  That was NOT my intention at all- it was just the clip art I had... so, as not to offend or make some children in my classroom feel they could not achieve the higher scores, I revised the proficiency scale to just the numbers. See below.  But I kept the children as well, so you can choose which one you want to use.


Get it here as a freebie at my TpT store: Behavior Proficiency Scale
Hope it's something you might be able to use!

Happy Summer!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for the behavior proficiency chart. It was well thought out and cute, too. Would you like to share links. My blog is at www.doreensrockin3rdgrade.com.

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  2. Thank you for the behavior proficiency chart. It was well thought out and cute, too. Would you like to share links. My blog is at www.doreensrockin3rdgrade.com.

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