UTeach Observation Protocol for Mathematics and Science

The UTeach Observation Protocol (UTOP) is an observational instrument that can be used to assess the overall quality of classroom instruction from kindergarten to the undergraduate level.

The UTOP was designed to allow individuals to evaluate teaching effectiveness while valuing different modes of instruction. We have specifically considered instruction in a spectrum from inquiry-based instruction to direct instruction.

Learn more about the UTOP.

Access UTOP Instruments and User Manuals, including classroom videos and sample completed instruments.

Professional Development for UTOP Implementation

If you are interested in implementing the UTOP instrument, professional development support is available and highly recommended. This support typically entails an initial face-to-face workshop (minimum of two days) with additional web-based follow up to calibrate observers after using the instrument.

For more information, including fees and availability of trainers, please contact us at pdinfo@uteach.utexas.edu.