City of Baker Schools
Supporting Teachers For Effective Performance

City of Baker School System

Teacher Assistance and Support Program – STEP

"Supporting Teachers for Effective Performance”

STEP is a program of assistance and support for a selected group of teachers identified by the office of Human Resources. The teachers are provided mentor support and professional development opportunities. The responsibilities of the mentor (and the principal) are linked directly to the Louisiana Teacher Performance Evaluation Rubric – Complete Framework for Teaching Instrument. Mentors will encourage and coach the teachers; and guide their professional development activities.

The STEP Program is designed to help teachers become competent, confident professionals in the classroom, and assist the teachers in meeting the performance standards established by the Louisiana Department of Education.


STEP Program Goals:

  1. To provide a selected group of teachers in the City of Baker School System with assistance and support to ensure that the teachers can demonstrate competency in understanding and executing effective practices embodied in the Louisiana Department of Education Teacher Performance Evaluation Rubric – Complete Framework for Teaching Instrument.
  1. To improve teaching and learning to enhance student achievement.

STEP Program Forms and Documents:

Listed below are the titles of the forms and documents that are used in the STEP Program. To review and/or print a form or document, click on the name of the form/document.

Approved Forms and Documents

  Action Plan    
Assurance of Implementation
Compass Pre-Observation Conference Form
End-of-Year Checklist
Learning Walk Form
Mentor Accountability Checklist 1
Mentor Accountability checklist 2
Mentor Contact Log
Mentor-Teacher Agreement
STEP Program Teacher Self-Assessment Form
Teacher Assistance & Support Program Guidelines 2014-2015


For more information, contact Barbara Dunbar: phone (225) 774-5795 / email:
or Human Resources Supervisor: phone (225) 778-2379



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