Professional Learning Maps and ReVISION Learning partnered to design the Evidence-Based Observation & Feedback Map based on the field-tested and validated RVL Learning Supervisory Continuum™. This Map supports instructional leaders and coaches as they hone their ability to objectively observe educator instruction and interaction with students, analyze educator impact on student engagement and learning, and provide meaningful feedback.

Essential competencies in this Map include: Rubric Understanding, Observation Methods, Analyzing Educator Effectiveness, Connecting Evidence to a Performance Level, Supportive Yet Critical Feedback, and Clear Communication.

The Evidence-Based Observation & Feedback Map:

  • Provides a framework for observing and collecting specific quantitative and qualitative evidence of instructional practice and student learning.
  • Prepares leaders and instructional coaches to objectively analyze what educators are doing in the classroom and cite evidence of how this facilitates learning and fosters student engagement.
  • Facilitates confidence in leaders and instructional coaches as they create feedback reports with scaffolded next steps, enabling classroom educators to use the report as a learning tool.
  • Provides continuous, job-embedded professional learning for leaders and instructional coaches.

Map Content

Professional Learning Skills

Evidence-Based Observation & Feedback map

This Map includes 21 key skills (Skill hexagon) grouped into 3 competencies ( Concept ).

Concept  Observing and Collecting Evidence

  • Unpacking a Rubric
  • Describing Look-Fors
  • Identifying Types of Data
  • Collecting Quantitative Data
  • Collecting Qualitative Data
  • Collecting Evidence of Student Engagement
  • Observing Objectively

Concept  Analyzing Evidence

  • Analyzing Evidence Relevancy
  • Analyzing Objectively
  • Determining Student Engagement Levels
  • Determining Educator Impact on Learning
  • Determining Educator Impact on Engagement
  • Determining Performance Level
  • Crafting a Claim Statement

Concept  Providing Feedback

  • Citing Research-based Strategies
  • Building on Instructional Strengths
  • Scaffolding Next Steps
  • Reviewing Feedback for Objectivity
  • Composing Feedback Reports
  • Communicating Clear Connections
  • Developing Reflection Questions

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