We believe classroom observations should empower educators to make improvements for their students, not simply check an item off the to-do list.

Performance Matters Observation empowers administrators and teachers alike throughout the formal observation process by streamlining observation evidence collection and fostering meaningful exchanges around performance improvement.

  • Schedule

    Simplify observation planning with easy-to-use coordination tools.

    Plan in advance

    Intuitive online platform allows for scheduling staff observations in advance to align with planned cycles.

    Observe on-the-go

    Platform also functions for on-demand observations, allowing for impromptu classroom walkthroughs.

    Schedule
  • Observe

    Our rubric-agnostic rating tool supports a variety of frameworks to work the way you do.

    Rubric-agnostic

    Log data in observation forms adapted to your own custom rubrics.

    Go paperless

    Conduct observations as you normally would, while eliminating the need for paper-driven processes.

    Observe
  • Record

    Observers can log evidence by scripting notes within the tool or importing from a text editor.

    Capture data

    User workflows guide observers to log evidence collection and provide personalized feedback.

    Intuitive records

    Note-taking capabilities facilitate timestamping and autosave functionality.

    Customized views

    Grant access to user-specific rubrics customized for gathering appropriate observation data.

    Record
  • Report

    Insight reporting connects observation data to professional growth opportunities.

    Seamless action planning

    Evaluation domains are customizable by framework and rubric, allowing for a natural tie-in with professional development.

    360* view for administrators

    Comprehensive reporting by classroom, instructor, school, and district.

    Report

Benefits

Administrators

  • Design observation form templates, complete with ratings, scales, and scoring capabilities.
  • Create observation workflows using the self-service observation designer tool.
  • Recommend or require professional development based upon observed areas of need.
  • Gain at-a-glance status updates and teacher ratings with Observation Dashboards

Observers

  • Quick access to a teacher’s observation history, upcoming observation events, or start a new session with a single click.
  • Swift, focused note-taking and evidence collection with timestamps, auto-saving and data export options for offline sharing.
  • Share notes, ratings, and evidence with participants, all at once or separately.
  • Track the full observation with intelligent timekeeping.
  • Import offline scripts from Word or a text editor and easily drag and drop imported text into evidence fields

What Educators Want with Observation

20%

Of teachers do not believe there is adequate support for receiving feedback on their professional learning needs.

25%

Teachers feel that their schools aren’t doing enough to leverage feedback from observations and evaluations to inform professional learning.

43%

Of the instruction-related time principals spend is used conducting classroom observations.