ATOMIM Grant Incentives for Teachers (GIFT) Program

Rubric

ATOMIM Growth Incentive for Teachers (GIFT) Rubric 2012

1

2

3

4

State or National Standards

State or national standards are not aligned with the project.

The project is aligned with state or national standards in a limited way.

The project is clearly aligned with state or national standards.

Meets the requirement of a "3" and addresses multiple standards or those not commonly treated in depth in curriculum materials.

GIFT activities are original or unique

A score of at least 2 in this category is needed.

GIFT funds and activities are focused on implementing a published program

OR

GIFT funds are used primarily for purchasing equipment or supplies that are usually purchased by school districts and not necessarily specific to the project.

GIFT funds and activities are focused on adapting the ideas of a published program to make it applicable to local needs. This includes reworking the design as well as the need for additional equipment and supplies.

GIFT funds and activities are focused on new instructional activities that seem likely to result in improved student learning of important mathematics.

Meets the requirements of a “3” plus activities focus on improvement for ALL students or emphasizes improvements for students who have been low achieving.

Need for the GIFT Activities

A need for the GIFT is stated.

Need statement for the GIFT is compelling.

Need statement for the GIFT is compelling and supported by student achievement data.

Meets the requirement of a “3” plus includes both local data and national-level research in the need statement.

Impact of GIFT Activities

GIFT activities are likely to produce learning situations that will be engaging for students.

GIFT activities are likely to produce learning situations that will be engaging for students and will improve student achievement.

GIFT activities are likely to improve teaching practice and produce learning situations that will be engaging for students and will improve student achievement.

Meets the requirement of a “3” plus involves community members or other stakeholders in the activities.

Budget

A budget is provided.

An itemized budget is provided with rationale for each expenditure.

An itemized budget is provided with rationale for each expenditure; and it is clear that each expenditure is necessary for the project and the budget is sufficient to provide a good chance for success.

Meets the requirement for a “3” plus the budget shows evidence of matching contributions from the district, community or other sources.

Dissemination Plan

(ATOMIM Newsletter article required)

Dissemination plan includes sharing in the applicant’s school.

Dissemination plan includes sharing with teachers from multiple schools (district or region).

Dissemination plan includes a mix of personal sharing and broader dissemi- nation (mailing or conference presentation)

Meets the requirement of a “3” plus involves sharing the idea with the broader community (not just educators).


Rubric in Public Domain Format (pdf).


Need help? Email Shawn Towle, ATOMIM President.

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