Assessing effective instruction, in support of student achievement is a requirement for institutional accreditation. Simultaneously, considering overall student success, “among school-related factors, teachers matter most” (Teachers Matter, n.a.). If education was a jigsaw puzzle, a missing piece is a strategic method of observing teachers to support institutional effectiveness. A system to monitor practice and expected outcomes; to generate dynamic data that drive decision-making; and to ensure program standards are met in a continuous improvement model (Cervone & Martinez-Miller, 2007; Downey et al., 2004). Walk-through observation is that system, a powerful and intentional missing puzzle piece (Glasgow, et.al., 2014)
Forsberg, Peggy; Jenkins, Sue; and Gillespie, Kelly
"Electronic Observation: 21st Century Model for Excellence in Teaching and Learning,"