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Tool Name
Scoop Notebook

Evaluation Type
Instructional Artifacts

Subject
Mathematics specific

Grade
All Grades

Use of Evaluation
Formative
Summative

URL
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/28/05/4f.pdf.

Developer
This product was developed by the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).

Product Description
The Scoop Notebook is a protocol for gathering and rating the quality of classroom artifacts. It uses scoring rubrics to analyze artifacts like lesson handouts, student class work, homework, photos of classroom layout, equipment and board work, and teacher reflections on each lesson. The protocols examine artifacts from both science and mathematics classes. The science aspects focus on the extent to which students are engaged in inquiry-based activities that require them to explain scientific thinking in words and writing. The mathematics aspects focus on the extent to which students are engaged in solving complex problems using a variety of strategies and explaining their mathematical thinking in words and writing. Rating guides are based on previous research, the National Science Education Standards, and Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.

General Target Population Information
This product is used for the assessment of mathematics and science teachers. It was developed and field-tested in Grades 6–8, but it is appropriate for use in all grades.

Stage of Teacher Development
All Stages

Users
This observation instrument has been used by its developer for research purposes; it has been deemed through research to be both valid and reliable for these purposes.

Research and Resources

Borko, H., Stecher, B. M., Alonzo, A., Moncure, S., & McClam, S. (2003). Artifact packages for measuring instructional practice (CSE Technical Report No. 615). Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing.

Borko, H., Stecher, B. M., Alonzo, A., Moncure, S., & McClam, S. (2005). Artifact packages for measuring instructional practice: A pilot study. Educational Assessment, 10(2), 73–104.

Borko, H., Stecher, B., & Kuffner, K. (2007, February). Using artifacts to characterize reform-oriented instruction: The Scoop Notebook and rating guide. Los Angeles: Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing.

Borko, H., Stecher, B. M., Martinez, F., Kuffner, K. L., Barnes, D., Arnold, S. C., et al. (2006). Using classroom artifacts to measure instructional practices in middle school science: A two-state field test (CSE Report No. 690). Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing.

Stecher, B. (2005). Reliability of ratings of the SCOOP Notebooks and transcripts (Working paper). Santa Monica, CA: RAND. Retrieved April 2, 2010, from http://www.rand.org/pubs/working_papers/2005/RAND_WR261.pdf


Cost
The SCOOP Notebook—including instructions, logs, reflection questions, and rating forms—is available at no cost online: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/28/05/4f.pdf.

Contact Information
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
300 Charles E. Young Drive N
GSE&IS Building, 3rd Floor
Mailbox 951522
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522
Phone: 310-206-1532
Fax: 310-825-3883
Website: http://www.cresst.org

Support Available
The SCOOP Notebook—including instructions, logs, reflection questions, and rating forms—is available at no cost online: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/28/05/4f.pdf.