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Explicit Systematic Instruction Walkthrough Tool

This checklist helps an observer focus on elements of explicit instruction during short classroom walkthroughs. Use it to gather data to give educators feedback or to identify and summarize grade-level professional development to improve instruction.

Instructional Grouping Walkthrough Tool

This tool helps observers note how teachers are using grouping for instruction, including purposes for grouping formats and management systems to facilitate grouping. 

Scaffolded Practice Walkthrough Tool

Observers can use this tool to note the various ways teachers provide scaffolded support to facilitate student learning. Data can be used to provide feedback to individual teachers or to plan targeted grade-level professional development.

Differentiated Instruction Checklist

This checklist focuses on instructional delivery, grouping, and time allotted for observed activities and lessons.

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Texas Education Agency


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General Education Classroom Teacher
School Administrator
Special Education Teacher

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Middle School
High School