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PDD Criteria for Success

Introduction

External reviewers will evaluate Strands A, B, and C of the PDD to determine your abilities to meet the competencies addressed in each strand. Strands D, Verification, and Strand E, Yearly Evaluation, must be completed through the Application for Licensure Advancement in order for Strands A, B and C to be evaluated by the external reviewers. All external reviewers will be experienced educators who have been trained in the rating process. One of the reviewers will be from your content area(s) and/or grade level(s). What follows in this Appendix is a summary of the criteria the reviewers will use to assign a rating of Meets, Does Not Meet, or Exceeds the competencies for Strands A, B, and C at Levels II and III. Use these criteria to evaluate your PDD prior to submitting it.

Strand A — Criteria for Success

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Based on the evidence you provide in Strand A, external reviewers will make decisions about your abilities to meet Competencies 1, 2, and 5:

1. The teacher accurately demonstrates knowledge of the content area and approved curriculum.

2. The teacher appropriately utilizes a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.

5. The teacher effectively utilizes student assessment techniques and procedures.

Strand A: Advancement to Level II

In order for your PDD to be rated as meeting the Strand A competencies at Level II, the following criteria must be met:

Failure to meet any of the above criteria may result in a rating of “Does Not Meet.” A rating of “Exceeds” will be assigned to Level II Strand A submissions that go beyond these criteria.

Strand A: Advancement to Level III

In order for your PDD to be evaluated as meeting Strand A competencies at Level III, Strand A must meet all of the Level II criteria listed above and go beyond Level II criteria in the following ways:

Failure to meet the above criteria may result in a rating of “Does Not Meet.” A rating of “Exceeds” will be assigned to Level III Strand A submissions that go beyond these criteria.

Strand B — Criteria for Success

Based on the evidence you provide in Strand B, external reviewers will make decisions about your abilities to meet Competencies 3, 4, 6, and 7:

3. The teacher communicates with and obtains feedback from students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.

4. The teacher comprehends the principles of student growth, development and learning, and applies them appropriately.

6. The teacher manages the educational setting in a manner that promotes positive student behavior and a safe and healthy environment.

7. The teacher recognizes student diversity and creates an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of positive student involvement and self-concept.

Strand B: Advancement to Level II

In order for your PDD to be rated as meeting the Strand B competencies at Level II, the following criteria must be met:

Failure to meet the above criteria may result in a rating of “Does Not Meet.” A rating of “Exceeds” will be assigned to Level II Strand B submissions that go beyond Level II criteria.

Strand B: Advancement to Level III

In order for your PDD to be evaluated as meeting Strand B competencies at Level III, Strand B must meet all of the Level II criteria and go beyond Level II criteria in the following ways:

Failure to meet the above criteria may result in a rating of “Does Not Meet.” A rating of “Exceeds” will be assigned to Level III Strand B submissions that go beyond Level III criteria.

Strand C — Criteria for Success

Based on the evidence you provide in Strand C, external reviewers will make decisions about your abilities to meet Competencies 8 and 9:

8. The teacher demonstrates a willingness to examine and implement change, as appropriate.

9. The teacher works productively with colleagues parents, and community members.

Strand C: Advancement to Level II

In order for your PDD to be rated as meeting the Strand C competencies at Level II, the following criteria must be met:

Failure to meet the above criteria may result in a rating of “Does Not Meet.” A rating of “Exceeds” will be assigned to Level II Stand C submissions that go beyond Level II criteria.

Strand C: Advancement to Level III

In order for your PDD to be rated as meeting the Strand C competencies at Level III, Strand C must meet all of the Level II criteria and go beyond the Level II criteria in the following ways:

Failure to meet the above criteria may result in a rating of “Does Not Meet.” A rating of “Exceeds” will be assigned to Level III Strand C submissions that go beyond these criteria.

Support

For questions concerning PDD content and preparation, email ped.pdd@state.nm.us.

For questions concerning technical requirements or difficulty with VisionLink system, including password or login issues: pddhelp@visionlink.org


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