It is a section to edit data on previously-created Teacher Observations. The
new information will appear on the final Observation Reports.
Why is it useful?
It provides a place for Administrators to easily update the Teacher Observation
Where is it located on Teacher Compass?
Click Edit Button
After logging into www. eachercompass.com click on the Edit Button
under the "Edit an Observation" under the Teacher
Compass Welcome Screen. The screen on which users can select
a teacher will appear.
After clicking on the Edit Button, click
on the Teacher's Name drop-down list.
Choose a Teacher's Name or Search for the Teacher's
Name. If the teacher's name is
on the drop-.own list, click on the name on the list. The Screen for
Edit an Observation Form will appear.
If the teacher's name is not on the top part of the drop-down list or if there
are too many names on the drop-down list, type the first 3 letters of the teacher's
last name in textbox next to Teacher's Name. Click on the Search Button. Then
click on the drop-down list and click on the correct name.
- After choosing the Teacher's Name, a list of incomplete and complete
Observations will appear.
- Click on the date of the correct Observation to be edited. The Pre-Observation
Notes Screen will appear
Complete Pre-Observation Notes Forms
- After clicking on the correct date link, the Pre-Observation Notes
Form will appear
- If using Netscape, click on the Date/Timestamp icon to add
the current date and time in the textbox. The date and
time will appear at the location of the cursor. If not, type
date in the textbox.
- Pre-Observation Notes in the Textbox. If no Pre-Observation
Notes are needed, click on the Proceed button.
- Click on the Print Button to print all of the Pre-Observation Notes
for this Teacher.
- Click on the Proceed button to continue to next step. Click
on the Save and Edit button to exit this Teacher's Observation
Edit and Complete Observation Form
- After typing or editing the Pre-
Observation Notes, the New Observation Form should appear.
- Choose a Subject from the drop-down
list, if necessary.
- Change the date of the Observation from
the Date drop-down list, if necessary.
- Edit the Start Time and End Time from
the appropriate drop-down list, if necessary.
- Change the number of students in the
class during the Observation from the Number of Students
drop-down list, if necessary.
- Choose Yes or No for Announced to
indicate if the Teacher knew about the Observation.
- Choose Yes or No to indicate if the
Teacher is Tenure or not.
- Click in the checkbox if the Teacher
Conference is Complete. Note that once this checkbox
has been checked, the observation is no longer editable. An
needs to be "closed" or "marked completed" in
order for an Evaluation to be started and in order for a second
observation to be started for the same subject.
- Click in the checkbox if the Initial
Observation is Complete. Note that once this checkbox
has been checked, Administrators will be able to view and edit
- Select the overall rating for the
- Click in the checkbox if the Administrator
requests a face
- Choose a date and time for that face-to-face
An e-mail message will be sent to the Teacher.
- Type any overall comments in
the textbox at the bottom of the screen.
These comments will be displayed
on the Observation Report.
- Click on the Proceed Button at
the top or bottom of the screen.
The Edit an Observation Screen will appear with the list of incomplete and
What is it?
Queen Anne's County's Teacher Observation Form contains 6 Sections
Four Domains are under the Component of "Teaching Skills and Methods" and
two Domains are under the Component of "Learning Environment". There
are Tabs for all of the Domains shown across the top of the screen.
Why is it useful?
It provides a way to organize the six sections of Queen Anne's County's Teacher
Observation Form within Teacher Compass. This way Administrators are not completing
long forms. They can complete one short section at a time. If Administrators
are interrupted while entering the data (which occurs often), they can come back
to the teacher's form, edit it, and complete the rest of the Domains on the form.
How does it work?
viewing the Edit an Observation Screen with the list
of incomplete and completed Observations, notice that there are two large
Buttons for the two Components at the top of the screen -- "Teaching
Skills and Methods" and "Learning Environment". There are
4 Domains under the first Component Button and 2 Domains under the second
Component section. All 6 Domains must be completed before the Observation
- Click on the "Teaching
Skills and Methods" Component Button at the top left corner. Then
click on the "Planning and Preparation" Domain Button underneath
it. While on the "Planning and Preparation" Domain Screen under
the "Teaching Skills and Methods" Component section, the 5
Indicators of Effective Instructions on the Queen Anne's County's Teacher
Observation form are listed. Under each Indicator of Effective Instructions,
there are "Teacher Compass Descriptors". Administrators
can complete one, more than one, or no Descriptors under each objective
on QACPS's form.
- To change the selection, click
on the radio button under the "O" if the Descriptor
was observed during the observation time, click on "NI" if
the teacher needs to improve in this area, and click on "NO",
if the area was not observed during the lesson. Only one of the 3 choices
can be chosen for each Descriptor.
- To add or to modify
Comments relating to an objective, click on the Comment Button. The
screen will refresh and will display text boxes under each Indicator of
Effective Instructions on that screen. Type specific evidence that
relates to the Indicators in the Comments textboxes. This text
will be included in the Observation Report (under the View Button) for
- After the entire form
for this "Planning and Preparation" Screen is completed, click
on the "Proceed" Button.
The next Domain Screen for "Knowledge" will appear.
steps #3, 4,
and 5 listed above.
- Then the next Domain
section (which is "Process of Instruction") will appear and repeat
steps #3, 4, and 5 listed above.
- Make any necessary
changes to the information in the Side Panel before clicking on the final
Proceed Button on the "Classroom Management and Organization" screen.
- Continue to
edit the remaining sections of "Assessment Activities", "Classroom
Climate", and "Classroom Management and Organization". Remember
to click on the "Proceed" Button to
go to each of these Domain sections.
- When the appropriate
Descriptors in all 6 areas are completed (and the "Proceed Button" has
been clicked each time), the "Save for Editing or Complete
Observation Form " will appear.
Modify Side Panel Information
- After editing the 6 Domains, the information in the
Side Panel can also be edited.
- Make the necessary changes to the Indicator, Objective,
Scripting, and Additional Data textboxes.
- Click on the Edit Button for any of the 4 textboxes,
and a Pop-up Window will appear.
- Type the necessary words or make the necessary
- Click on the Save & Exit Button.
- The Administrators will see the same Observation
Form on which they were entering data before clicking on the Edit Button. Refresh/Reload
the data on the screen, if necessary.
- Repeat Steps#3 through 6 to enter information
in the Indicator, Objective, Scripting, and Additional Data textboxes.
- After making all necessary revisions in the 4 textboxes, click on the Proceed
Editing and Completing Observation Form
- After editing the 6 Domains and Side Panel
information, the Save for Editing or Complete Observation Form
- Make the necessary changes to date,
time, number of students, announced/tenured radio buttons, "Teacher
Conference is complete" checkbox, "Initial Observation
is complete" checkbox, Overall Rating score, Conference
meeting information, and Overall Comments.
- Click on the Save & Exit Button.
The Confirmation Screen will appear.
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