Direct Observation Rubric (DOR)
Instruction: The teacher candidate
Clearly states learning outcomes or objective during the lesson.
Implements planned lesson with integrity.
Displays knowledge of subject matter taught.
Uses a variety of evidence-based strategies to make subject matter comprehensible for all
Uses a variety of evidence-based strategies to make subject matter relevant for all students.
Uses a variety of evidence-based strategies to make subject matter engaging for all students.
Uses a variety of evidence-based strategies to ensure students can apply the subject matter.
Uses a variety of questioning strategies.
Differentiates instruction to reach all students, including English learners.
Uses formal and/or formative assessment strategies to monitor student learning.
Adjusts instruction based on informal assessment within the lesson for student learning (could
include providing specific constructive feedback, reteaching in a different way, changing the
pacing of the lesson, etc.).
Interacts with students in a positive and appropriate manner.
Integrates appropriate technologies to support student learning.
Solves unexpected problems, misconceptions, etc. in a thoughtful and effective manner.
Learning Environment: The teacher candidate
Specifies and reinforces behavioral expectations for students.
Creates and maintains an engaging and supportive classroom learning environment.
Solicits and supports student input and active participation.
January 13, 2020
Beginning & Ending Times:
A: Accomplished P: Proficient D: Developing IN: Improvement Needed NO: Not Observed
(at least 45 minutes)