AK District Opts for Simple Classroom Observation Solution

Observe4success announces the adoption and implementation of its newest platform in Petersburg City Schools in Petersburg, Alaska. The district began with a 4-month pilot of the observe4success software and moved to implement it district wide for the 2012-2013 school year.

Developed by educators for educators, observe4success started as a grassroots effort to capture and systemically report the essence of classroom culture and instructional practice so that administrators and peer observers could easily grasp classroom characteristics. With observation data collected, stored, and sorted, administrators and teacher work together to identify strengths to be highlighted and weaknesses to support.

After reading a number of recent articles disputing the necessity of cumbersome, complex evaluations and observations and offering immense support for simplifying the process, Superintendent Dr. Robert Thomason is confident that Petersburg City School District is on the right track.

“This really feels like validation of the path we are taking and we believe that our use of observe4success is central to not only the data collection process but also our success in utilizing the data to more effectively help our teachers.”

observe4success melds technology, research-based content, fully customizable observation forms, and graphic reports.

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