Classroom Observations

  • Classroom Observation

  • Classroom
  • Teacher Name

  • Grade Level

  • Subject

  • Number of Students

  • Start Time

  • End Time


  • Teacher actively engaged (not at desk)

  • Teacher informs students of what is being taught

  • Teacher ensures all students understood lesson (formative assessment)

  • Teacher times lesson appropriately

  • Teacher responds to student needs

  • Teacher uses academic vocabulary

  • Teacher makes connections with students' prior knowledge

  • Teacher uses technology (interactive white board, Elmo, projector, etc.)

  • Students are engaged in meaningful instruction (not just worksheets)

  • Level of rigor reflects grade level

  • Modifications are in place as needed

  • Teacher is prepared for class (copies made, etc.)

  • Comments/Explanations

Classroom Management

  • Teacher maintains control of classroom

  • Students are on task with appropriate materials out

  • Teacher is consistent with redirection

  • Teacher is proactive with discipline

  • Rules are posted and referenced

  • Teacher follows through with policy

  • Students understand what rules have been violated

  • Comments/Explanations

Classroom Environment

  • Teacher shows that teaching time is valued (no interruptions, cell phones, etc.)

  • Students speak to each other and teacher with respect

  • Coats and book bags are put away

  • Students are in appropriate uniforms

  • Bulletin boards are current and relevant

  • Student work is posted

  • Comments/Explanations

Overall Assessment

  • General Comments or Concerns

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