The Science Management Observation Protocol (SMOP)

The Science Management Observation Protocol (SMOP) is used to conduct structured observations of science classroom practice. SMOP identifies specific teacher behaviors and classroom classroom characteristics which influence an inquiry-based classroom. The protocol can be used by teachers and administrators to support the development of quality inquiry-based practices.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics
Classroom Instruction,
Teacher Knowledge,
Teacher Skills,
Teacher Beliefs,
Teacher Self-Efficacy
Grades
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
25 items across five dimensions (classroom characteristics and routines; use of time and transitions; collaboration among students; safety; care and use of materials)
Price

Free with National Science Teacher Association membership; $1.29 for non-members.

National Sample
No

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
No
Used in Peer-Reviewed Research
No