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

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Classroom Instruction
Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
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)

Access and Use

Price

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

Contact
Open Access
No

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
National Comparison
No