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Next, we analyzed 10,117 walkthroughs to determine their relationshipwith classroom level performance on standardized tests. Our questionwas a simple one
are administrators seeing what they think they’re
The answer is very interesting both in terms of where we founda match and where we identified inconsistencies.
Walkthrough instrument used for this study was designed using ahybrid model of walkthrough evaluation philosophies. It features thefollowing characteristics:1.
The 360˚ Walkthrough assesses: lea
rner engagement(Schlechty, 2011), learner cognition (Bloom, 1984), high yieldclassroom strategies (Marzano, 2003), classroom management,learner-centered instruction and learner progress (Office of Statewide Initiatives, 2004);2.
This tool can be used for either formal (which count towards
teachers’ annual evaluations) or informal walkthroughs (which
Walkthroughs are conducted throughout the day and areusually unannounced;4.
Administration of the walkthrough generally take 5-7 minutes;5.
The feedback form provides insight into professional growthopportunities (Downey & Frase, 2004);6.
Ultimately the walkthrough is designed to lead to reflectiveconversations between administrators and teachers (Downey,Steffy, English, Frase, & Poston, 2004).
The walkthrough training took place over a half day and a half.All participants were provided with a glossary to ensure that termswere being defined consistently. A group discussion was facilitated