Three N ratings equal an overall N rating.
Demonstrates attempt to reinforce efforts toward the big goal
Accurately explains key strategies for consistently reinforcing efforts toward the big goal
Describes in a compelling way why it is important to consistently reinforce efforts toward the big goal
Chooses a small set of sound reinforcements for all situations
Chooses a variety of appealing reinforcements to reach a range of students, based on an understanding of students and depending on the situation
Reinforcement system recognizes basic academic effort (e.g., class participation, homework completion, etc.) and mastery of a well-defined absolute bar
Reinforcement system recognizes significant academic effort (e.g., studying hard and making incremental gains) and mastery of a well-defined absolute bar
Consistently provides reinforcement at regular intervals and sometimes conveys the meaning of the reinforcements as a celebration of progress toward the goal
Provides reinforcements appropriately and flexibly so that they are delivered only at purposeful intervals, and almost always conveys the meaning of the reinforcements as a celebration of progress toward the goal to maximize impact and lead to intrinsic motivation
Rating: N Strand 1: The teacher’s selection of extrinsic reinforcements.
Rating: N Strand 2: The scale (moving from generic and absolute to individualized and relative) the teacher uses to reinforce achievement.
Rating: NStrand 3: The strategic timing and consistency with which the teacher reinforces students’ efforts.