Teacher Leader Model Standards

Domain II

Accessing and Using Research to Improve Practice and Student Learning

The teacher leader understands how research creates new knowledge, informs

policies and practices and improves teaching and learning. The teacher leader

models and facilitates the use of systematic inquiry as a critical component of teachers’ ongoing learning and development.

Teacher Leader Functions:

a) Assists colleagues in accessing and using research in order to select appropriate strategies to improve student learning

b) Facilitates the analysis of student learning data, collaborative interpretation of results, and application of findings to improve teaching and learning

c) Supports colleagues in collaborating with the higher education institutions and other organizations engaged in researching critical educational issues


d) Teaches and supports colleagues to collect, analyze, and communicate data from their classrooms to improve teaching and learning.

How are these functions fulfilled?

  • PLCs
  • Professional Organization's Literature
  • Assessment analysis - formative & summative
  • Now What?
  • Modeling
  • Coaching
Using Data to Drive Instruction and Guide Intensive Interventions