SUNY Plattsburgh School Building Leader Applicant's Teacher
Observation Performance Task
Task: You will conduct an evidence-based observation of a 15 minute videotaped lesson and rate the
teacher's performance using a New York State Education Department approved classroom observation rubric.
Your focus will be on New York Standards 3 and 4, "Instructional Practice" and "Classroom Environment",
respectively. Be sure to identify levels of performance using objective, robust evidence for the various
components tied to standards 3 and 4, and for each area at developing or ineffective, identify two concrete
strategies you would recommend to the teacher to improve their instructional practice. See Addendum A and
B for further details on completing this task.
Addendum A- School Building Leader Candidate Performance Task
As a candidate for the Department of Educational Leadership's School Building Leadership Program, you are
asked to complete a Performance Task which places you in the role of "peer coach." As a peer coach, you are
asked to observe another teacher using the Danielson Rubric, Domains 2 and 3. Your job is to observe a lesson
and rate it with the attached Teacher Observation Form. You will supply comments to clarify your ratings
and/or offer input to the teacher. Finally, you will compose summary comments and offer suggestions for
improvement from the data you collected in the observation.
While it is understood that the skills of teacher evaluation are among those that you come into this program
to learn, this task seeks to assess your concept of "mindful coaching" and your understanding of the qualities
of effective teaching from your current perspective as a teacher or other professional in the field. The data
gathered from the performance task will be useful to you as you set goals for your learning program. It will
also inform the decision-making of your professors as they plan curriculum and instructional activities to best
meet your needs as a learner.
To complete this task:
Review the Danielson's "Rubrics for Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching"
Or, see below.
For the purposes of this Performance Task we will utilize Domains 2 and 3 of the rubric.
Review each component (element) of Domains 2 and 3 and envision the types of behavior you expect
to see in teaching performance at each level of the rating scale.
Identify the Danielson elements to the corresponding elements on the Teacher Observation Form.
Review the rating scale of the Danielson Rubric to fully understand the qualities of performance at
each level of the scale.