Lesson Study Observation Rubric - Paso Robles Teacher Leadership Capacity Collaborative (TLC)
Lesson study is an important component of many CaMSP projects. Teachers participating in Paso Robles’ TLC Collaborative project use a Lesson Study Observation Protocol during both the planning and teaching portions of their lesson study. They conduct peer observations using a four-point scale to evaluate each lesson in seven areas with a focus on students.
Rating are based on the degree of evidence that was observed, with 4 being the highest rating. Results are used to determine improvement of individual lessons, as well as identify stronger and weaker areas across lessons. Teachers also find the protocol very useful in the planning stages by looking at what evidence the lesson may generate to satisfy the seven areas: lesson focus, student engagement, data, claims and evidence, discourse discussion, closure conclusion, English language development, and assessment.