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Administrative Procedure 423: Appendix B: Knowledge, Skills and Attributes (KSA) List for Teachers with a Permanent Professional Certificate

  1. Attention to contextual variables that affect quality teaching and learning.
    1. Knowledge of student needs, likes & dislikes. Understands variables affecting teaching/learning (student, school, regulatory, research, parent, society, ESL)
  2. Moral and ethical framework
    1. Professional with students, parents, peers.
    2. Familiar with the following: ATA handbook, Guide to Education, WW Policy Handbook, Program of Studies
    3. Standard of conduct for teachers (ATA, School Act, Teaching Quality Standard, Teaching Professions Act)
    4. Practice grounded in research – is data-driven
  3. Knowledge of the subject
    1. Knowledge of subject
    2. Linking disciplines (cross curricular outcomes/competencies)
  4. Approaches to teaching and learning
    1. Recognize different learning styles and adapt instruction and assessment appropriately
      1. Use “high yield” teaching and assessment strategies
    2. Accommodate student differences as individuals & groups.
    3. Coverage of prescribed content (has identified the essential learning outcomes for all core subjects)
    4. Balance of activities and pacing
    5. Questioning
    6. Introduction, closure
  5. Evidence of planning
    1. Daily lesson planning
    2. Long and short range plans
    3. Clearly defined objectives
    4. Differentiation to meet individual student needs
    5. Provision for remediation and enrichment
  6. Creates a positive learning environment
    1. Teacher enthusiasm
    2. Handling of routines
    3. Interaction, respect for individual
    4. Discipline, + or -, noise level
    5. Class décor and decorum
    6. Accommodations for preserving student dignity
    7. Works collaboratively with colleagues
  7. Teaching to objectives
    1. Activities -- motivating, challenging
    2. Written, stated objectives, openers, formative assessment
    3. Provide students with “authentic” learning
    4. Use of a variety of resources
  8. Use of appropriate technologies
    1. Present, communicate, research, manage information, keep records
  9. Student Assessment
    1. Frequency (regularity)
    2. Diverse methods of evaluation
    3. Quality, positive comments
    4. Record keeping
    5. Communication with parents
  10. Partnerships with school
    1. Parent involvement and communication (phone calls, notes, newsletters, website, other media)
    2. Course of studies
    3. Community resources add to quality of school
  11. Career-long learners
    1. Relationship with students, peers, public
    2. School activities, (non-classroom & co-curricular)
    3. Supervision duties
    4. Professional growth and development
    5. Contribution to overall system environment and culture



Section 18,33,52,53,196,197,204,213,214,215,218,222 Education Act

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act

Personal Information Protection Act

Teaching Profession Act

Certification of Teachers Regulation 3/99 (Amended A.R. 206/2001) 

Practice Review of Teachers Regulation 4/99

Student Learning – Ministerial Order 001/2013

Teaching Quality Standard – Ministerial Order 016/97 

Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation Policy 

Guide to Education ECS to Grade 12

Practice Review of Teachers Information Bulletin 3.3.2

Approved: August 21, 2018