Friday, August 4, 2017

New "What to Look For" Observation Guides

ESE, in partnership with educators in the field, has developed a suite of straightforward observation guides to provide insight into what should be happening in particular content-area classrooms.  All guides have been updated and new grade levels have been added!

These "What to Look For" guides describe what observers should expect to see in a classroom at a particular grade level in a specific subject area. This includes the knowledge and skills students should be learning and using (as reflected in state learning standards) on the front page and examples of student and teacher behaviors aligned to the Standards of Effective Practice used in the state evaluation framework on the back page.

The observation guides are particularly useful to observers who may not have the subject matter experience to know what to look for in classrooms outside of their personal background. The "What to Look For" guides are resources to help educators efficiently identify what teachers and students should be experiencing in specific subjects and grade levels.

Enjoy the new resource and let us know what you think! Please send any and all comments to

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