Teacher assessment

To assess a programme’s effectiveness, reviews of curriculum content and a teacher’s strengths and weaknesses need to take place periodically. For this, there are several tools that can be used or adapted:

An assessment tool companion document to the Sex Education Collaborative’s (SEC) Professional learning standards for sex education (PLSSE) can be used by schools and communities to assess current teachers as well as identify appropriate CSE teacher candidates. It is designed for self-assessment by the individual teacher with school administration following up to see how they can support areas of growth. Below are portions of the assessment for the four PLSSE domain areas.

    

Domain 1: Context for Comprehensive Sex Education
Indicator How would you rate your CAPABILITY to do this? What is your COMFORT level in doing this?  Do you need a refresher in this area?
1.1 – Describe three health (physical, social, and/or emotional) and/or academic benefits of sex education for young people.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
1.2 – Describe state and/or district laws, policies and standards that relate to sex education where one teaches.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
Domain 2: Professional Disposition
Indicator How would you rate your CAPABILITY to do this? What is your COMFORT level in doing this? Do you need a refresher in  this area?
2.1.4 – Demonstrate the ability to respond effectively to students’ values-based comments and questions
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
2.2.1 – Define conscious and unconscious bias and explain how they could influence one’s teaching of sex education.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
2.2.2 – Describe three impacts that conscious and unconscious bias could have on cross-cultural interactions when teaching sex education.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
2.2.3 – Explain how an educator’s personal beliefs about racial and reproductive justice could influence their teaching of sex education.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
Domain 3: Best Practices for Sex Education
Indicator How would you rate your CAPABILITY to do this? What is your COMFORT level in doing this? Do you need a refresher in this area?
3.1.1 – Define racism (including individual, interpersonal, institutional, ideological, structural, and systemic), racial micro-aggressions, and reproductive justice.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
3.1.2 – Name three sexual health inequities and some of their systemic causes.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
3.1.3 – Describe three ways power, privilege, prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes related to age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, and/or physical or intellectual ability can impact sexual health and reproductive justice.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
3.1.4 – Describe three effective response strategies when a student or school community member has been hurt or wronged by bias.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
Domain 4: Key Content Areas
Indicator How would you rate your CAPABILITY to do this? What is your COMFORT level in doing this? Do you need a refresher in this area?
4.1.1 – Describe three distinguishing characteristics between healthy and unhealthy relationships, involving family, friends, and/or romantic partners.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
4.1.2 – Explain three ways that healthy relationships can positively impact personal well-being.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
4.1.3 – Describe three strategies for teaching students communication skills.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No
4.1.4 – Describe three strategies for incorporating the positive and negative impacts of communicating through technology into lessons on healthy relationships.
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • High
  • Moderate
  • Low
  • Yes
  • No

[Source: SEC. 2018. Professional learning standards for sex education assessment tool.]