| (i) Teachers design instruction, change strategies,
and differentiate their teaching practices to improve student learning
based on assessment outcomes.
(ii) Teachers regularly compare their curriculum scope
and sequence with student data to ensure they are on track and make
adjustments as needed.
(6) Standard 6--Professional Practices and Responsibilities.
Teachers consistently hold themselves to a high standard for individual
development, pursue leadership opportunities, collaborate with other
educational professionals, communicate regularly with stakeholders,
maintain professional relationships, comply with all campus and school
district policies, and conduct themselves ethically and with integrity.
(A) Teachers reflect on their teaching practice to
improve their instructional effectiveness and engage in continuous
professional learning to gain knowledge and skills and refine professional
(i) Teachers reflect on their own strengths and professional
learning needs, using this information to develop action plans for
(ii) Teachers establish and strive to achieve professional
goals to strengthen their instructional effectiveness and better meet
(iii) Teachers engage in relevant, targeted professional
learning opportunities that align with their professional growth goals
and their students' academic and social-emotional needs.
(B) Teachers collaborate with their colleagues, are
self-aware in their interpersonal interactions, and are open to constructive
feedback from peers and administrators.
(i) Teachers seek out feedback from supervisors, coaches,
and peers and take advantage of opportunities for job-embedded professional
(ii) Teachers actively participate in professional
learning communities organized to improve instructional practices
and student learning.
(C) Teachers seek out opportunities to lead students,
other educators, and community members within and beyond their classrooms.
(i) Teachers clearly communicate the mission, vision,
and goals of the school to students, colleagues, parents and families,
and other community members.
(ii) Teachers seek to lead other adults on campus through
professional learning communities, grade- or subject-level team leadership,
committee membership, or other opportunities.
(D) Teachers model ethical and respectful behavior
and demonstrate integrity in all situations.
(i) Teachers adhere to the educators' code of ethics
in §247.2 of this title (relating to Code of Ethics and Standard
Practices for Texas Educators), including following policies and procedures
at their specific school placement(s).
(ii) Teachers communicate consistently, clearly, and
respectfully with all members of the campus community, including students,
parents and families, colleagues, administrators, and staff.
(iii) Teachers serve as advocates for their students,
focusing attention on students' needs and concerns and maintaining
thorough and accurate student records.