Inquiry Science Instruction Observation Protocol (ISIOP)

The Inquiry Science Instruction Observation Protocol (ISIOP) is a structured classroom observation measure for middle and high school science. The measure is used to identify the nature and extent of inquiry science instruction.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics
Classroom Instruction,
Teacher Knowledge,
Teacher Skills,
Teacher Beliefs,
Teacher Self-Efficacy
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
70-75 Items depending on grade level and content area
Price

Free

National Sample
No

Access and Use

Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Mikeska, J. N., Holtzman, S., McCaffrey, D. F., Liu, S., & Shattuck, T. (2019). Using classroom observations to evaluate science teaching: Implications of lesson sampling for measuring science teaching effectiveness across lesson types. Science Education, 103(1), 123–144.

Mikeska, J. N., Shattuck, T., Holtzman, S., McCaffrey, D. F., Duchesneau, N., Qi, Y., & Stickler, L. (2017). Understanding science teaching effectiveness: Examining how science-specific and generic instructional practices relate to student achievement in secondary science classrooms. International Journal of Science Education, 39(18), 2594–2623.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
Yes
Psychometric Citations

Karelitz, T. M., Hirsch, L., DeLisi, J., & Minner, D. (2010). ISIOP technical report: Initial psychometric testing results. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

Minner, D., & J. DeLisi. (2010). ISIOP technical report: Conceptual framework. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.