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

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Classroom Instruction
Grades
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

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

Access and Use

Contact

Jackie DeLisi, jdelisi@edc.org

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

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 Education103(1), 123-144. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21482

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 Education39(18), 2594-2623. https://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2017.1390796

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring