Skip to Content

Enhancing the performance of beginning teachers

Monday, February 22, 2016

A new website designed to expedite a new teacher’s learning curve is seeking volunteers - both new and experienced - to participate in a pilot study.

The Iowa Teacher Performance Assessment provides beginning teachers and mentors a structured process for looking at teacher practice that makes teachers active players in their own learning as part of their first two years of teaching.

What’s in it for beginning teachers and school districts?

  • The beginning teacher and mentor will have an enriched discussion centered on the Iowa Teaching Standards.
  • The beginning teachers will receive targeted feedback to improve their practice.
  • Evidence will be compiled to support the beginning teacher’s mastery of the Iowa Teaching Standards.

The pilot aims to learn from the volunteers’ experiences using the website to inform changes to the site.

For more information, visit the Iowa Teacher Performance Assessment website. For specific questions and information, send an email to or

Article Type: 

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 20, 2018 at 9:57pm.