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Tasks and Requirements for the Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders (PATL)

You are required to successfully complete six tasks for the Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders in an online submission system. Each task addresses specific standards within the Teacher Leader Model Standards.

You can enter your task responses one at a time or simultaneously. If you are working on more than one task at a time, you must save your response within each part of the task and then save your draft of the task response before moving to a different task. If you do not do this, you will lose what you have entered.

When you submit a task response for scoring, it must be complete and include all required artifacts.

Task 1: Adult Learning and the Collaborative Culture

In this task, you will focus on a group of colleagues with whom you worked on a specific task or project and who reflect different stages of career development, backgrounds and perspectives. When you respond, consider how you were able to apply strategies of adult learning across your teacher leadership activities with this group in order to promote collegiality and improve instruction and student learning.

This task addresses Domain 1 of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Task 2: Research for the Improvement of Practice

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to initiate and facilitate your colleagues' design and implementation of research, including choice of appropriate methodology and analysis of data directly related to a curriculum-based issue.

This task addresses Domain 2 of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Task 3: Professional Learning

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to inform and facilitate the design and implementation of a coherent, integrated, embedded and differentiated professional learning plan based on assessed student and teacher needs.

This task addresses Domain 3 of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Task 4: Observation and Use of Assessment Data

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to advance the professional skills of a colleague by demonstrating and applying expertise in observational skills and in providing quality feedback to support reflective practice. Think about how you have been able to facilitate the selection or the design, use and interpretation of multiple assessments, along with other available data, to make informed decisions.

This task addresses Domains 4 and 5 of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Task 5: Collaboration with Families and the Community

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you concentrated on improving colleagues' collaboration and interaction in their work with families and the community.

This task addresses Domain 6 of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.

Task 6: Collaborative Teams and Advocacy

In this task, you will focus on a situation in which you were able to identify and assess opportunities for educational improvement. Your response must advocate effectively for your colleagues by developing and supporting a collaborative team and promoting collegial interactions that improve the effectiveness of practice.

This task addresses Domain 7 of the Teacher Leader Model Standards.