Reaching Potentials Through Recommended Practices: Observation Scale – Classrooms

Strain, P. S., Bovey, E., & Fox, L.
February, 2015

This document provides an assessment tool for coaches to use for assessing a classroom practitioner's strengths and needs in the implementation of a set of Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices (RPs). It is designed to measure the delivery of RPs to children who might need specialized instructional strategies and supports to promote their engagement in learning. The focus of observation is on all the adults who are providing intervention in the classroom. As coaches observe they make notes in the comment section about specific adults and specific instances of practices used and/or opportunities missed in order to have a good set of reminders at the end of observation.

Citation: Strain, P. S., Bovey, E., & Fox, L. (2015). Reaching potentials through recommended practices: Observation scale - classrooms (RP2 OS-C). Retrieved from