Sample UTOP for Mathematics and Science Scoring

The examples—videos and sample completed instruments—provided here are intended for training purposes only and should be viewed and discussed in a formal training session with a UTOP certified facilitator.

Interactive discussion of terminology used to define and describe each indicator is essential for groups of observers in order to ensure consensus and consistency in the rating process. As much as is humanly possible, raters’ personal opinions and/or directive judgments and suggestions for improvements should not play a role in their choice of ratings; evidence for ratings must be based on what was observed or discussed in the classroom.