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What are classroom observation forms?

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Principals use classroom observation forms to evaluate a teacher's performance and adherence to teaching standards for her district. These forms can be short, for informal observations, or longer and more involved, for formal observations.

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Not all districts require the use of specific forms for teacher observations, but most principals use forms to record their observations during a walk-through. Principals then use these notes to help their staff reflect on areas for growth and areas of strength, as well as score them if their districts use a formalized teaching rubric. EducationWorld.com has compiled many forms and rubrics that principals use for teacher evaluation.

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