FAU iObservation Instructions
The FAU student teaching observation form contains 21 elements with 5 scoring options. Observers are only required to score the required 21 elements for each assessment cycle.
The five scoring options are:
You will notice that we did not include Innovating on the observation form because pre-service teachers are developing and honing their skills. If it happens that the student teacher successfully uses a strategy and 100% of the students demonstrate the desired effect, you can indicate Innovating in iObservation but must include a notation on how the strategy was monitored and how it was determined that 100% of students demonstrated the desired effect.
To conduct an observation in iObservation:
*Note: For University Supervisors, you may have a list of several student teachers, make sure you complete the observation for the correct student.
*Note: If you are completing the observation on your iPad while observing the student, the date should not need to be changed because the system automatically enters the current date and time. If you completed the observation using a paper form and are transferring the ratings later, you MUST change the date. The time does not need to be changed.
*Note: DO NOT click “back” on your browser to go back to the table of contents, this will bring you back to the “Conduct an Observation” page and some of your scores may not have saved. If you do click “back” on the browser, the system will put the observation you were working on into “Saved Drafts” and from there you can continue, but make sure that the last item does not need to be re-entered.
After an element is scored, a green check mark will appear next to it on the table of contents.
If comments were added but a score was not assigned, a yellow check mark will appear next to it.
If an element was clicked, but no comments or score was assigned, a gray check mark will appear next to it.
If the wrong element was scored, go back and click the rating again, the score will un-bold and you can move back to the table of contents which will then show a gray check.
If an element was not observed during an observation, you do not need to score it as “Not Applicable”, just leave them blank.
*Note: Leave the two boxes in this window checked.
*Note: If you need to pause and complete the observation later, click “Save and Close” at the top of the page instead of “Finish”. This will save the draft and bring you to the “Saved Drafts” page. To return to this later, click on the “Observations” tab and then click “Saved Drafts”. From here, click “Continue” next to the draft you wish to continue.
We suggest that you try working in the system before your first observation with a student teacher. There are Practice Teachers set-up on the account that you may use to practice scoring.
- The EXCEED Team J