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From the look on the students, this topic will be at just the right challenge level for them.

Bias Interpretation Evidence Component

2b Bias
A biased statement takes the form of an assumption about the learning based on the student population. Not appropriate because it makes a prediction about how students will handle lesson content based on a superficial judgment of the population.

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"Teacher calls on students even when their hands are not raised. This must be creating a climate of high anxiety for all the students."

Bias Interpretation Evidence Component

2b Establishing a Culture for Learning
Interpretation. This is an assumption about the learning climate and how the class operates. Not appropriate given that it jujps from a statement of fact to an interpretation of how students react without supplying evidence to support it.

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"Attention signals, such as counting down from five, are too juvenile for this class."

Bias Interpretation Evidence Component

Bias 2c This statement not appropriate, blends partial evidence about a transition in class with an individual's own experience. A biased statement could attribute some process to a broader stereotypical atribute, such as "an organized woman" or "disorganized man."

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"No classroom rules are posted; the teacher must not have set up her classroom routines properly at the start of the year.

Bias Interpretation Evidence Component

Interpretation 2c This is an assumption that there is only one way to set up routines. Also an assumption of what must have happened based on insufficient evidence. It jumps from the evidence to what it might mean.

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What teachers and students say and do, including body language and nature of tasks, activities, and resource materials.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence
May also be what is NOT seen or heard that is relevant evidence, such as, students DO NOT ask questions, DO NOT participate, or that NO appropriate behavior is observed.

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The teacher walks around the entire classroom and monitors interactions while students work in groups.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence, example

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Five students have their heads down for most of the teacher's lesson.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence, example.

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Students distribute materials for group work.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence

8

Two out of 20 students participate in the discussion.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence example.

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Students sign out on a sheet by the door when they leave for the restroom.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence

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There are no instances of student misbehavior.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence

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The teacher asks a student to comment on another student's idea.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence

12

Students smile and call out, "Good morning, Mr. A," in response to the teacher's greeting.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence

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One student says to another, "Have you tried it this way?"

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence

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A characterization of evidence. "The students appear comfortable, happy, or bored" are examples of characterizations.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Interpretation

Try to stick to the language of the descriptions in order to avoid interpretations.

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The students were bored and uninterested.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Interpretation

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The students love working with manipulatives.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Interpretation

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The teacher clearly has planned and organized for maximum effect.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Interpretation.

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The teacher was fair and consistent in her discipline management strategies.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Interpretation

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The class was chaotic and out of control.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Interpretation.

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Value judgments based on age, race, gender, appearance, perceived economic status, or accent, that influence scoring decisions.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias

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A teacher wearing jeans, so atmosphere must be laid-back.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.
It would be bias to assume that the teacher has established a casual, laid-back classroom atmosphere.

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When personal preferences about teaching practicres, materials, and classroom environment influence judgment.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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If you think using technology is the best way to teach, and you let that opinion get in the way of what is actually happening.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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COULD HAVE, SHOULD HAVE, MUST HAVE, OUGHT TO HAVE , possible warning signs of this.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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The seating arrangement SHOULD BE flexible because it is kindergarten.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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Middle school students using tablets is not effective.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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The girls in the class are not interested in the dissection activity.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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Putting all boys in one group was a mistake.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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The students love the teacher's accent and enjoy listening to her give directions.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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Using a whiteboard helped students to understand the lesson.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Bias.

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Most events in a classroom contain these for more than one component.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence

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This is not evenly distributed throughout a lesson.

Bias Interpretation Evidence

Evidence