New Generation of Educators Classroom Observation Rubrics

Background on NGEI Rubrics

The NGEI grant required that each participating campus select an observational rubric that would measure its prioritized skills and be used for multiple purposes, including: measuring individual candidate proficiency on particular skills; providing a common language among candidates, feedback providers, and faculty; identifying candidates in need of targeted support or who may need to be counseled out of the program; and measuring, in the aggregate, how well a program was preparing a group of candidates to enact particular skills.

At most NGEI campuses, the rubric components became the common language that stakeholders used to discuss what was important for candidates to learn, and provided a focus for mentor teacher and supervisor training. Since the rubric was such a pivotal lever for shifting toward a more clinically oriented approach, it was important that campuses be intentional with selection. During the selection process, campuses prioritized ensuring that the rubric: was well aligned to the prioritized skills, and provided valid and reliable measures. (Torre Gibney et al. 2020)

NGEI Campus Rubrics​

CampusClassroom Observation Rubric
CSU Bakersf​ield Adapted from the ​​Danielson Framework for Teaching
Chico State
Adapted from the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric
Fresno State
Partnership-developed Continuum of Reflective, Engaging, and Accessible Teaching (CREATe) rubric
CSU Fullerton Mathematics Classroom Observation Protocol for Practices (MCOP2)
Cal State Long Beach
Partnership-developed rubric, based on the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE) and California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)
CSU Monterey Bay
Partnership-developed STEM prioritized skills rubric, which measures high-quality STEM instructional “moves”
Sacramento State
Partnership-developed rubric, derived from the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPE), and a district tool aligned to the Common Core State Math Standards (CCSS-M) and used in classroom observation
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Clinical Observation Rubric (called the School of Education Observation Tool), inspired by the Danielson Framework for Teaching
Stanislaus State
5D+ Dimensions of Teaching and Learning​