How Are Educator Observations Planned Using Rapid Cycle Feedback?

Planning Educator Observations Using Rapid Cycle Feedback: Strategies for Effective and Frequent Evaluations

The Rapid Cycle Feedback (RCF) process involves frequent, focused observations and collaborative conversations aimed at enhancing classroom effectiveness within a condensed timeframe. Evaluators conduct a minimum of six informal 15-minute observations for educators in a summative year and hold at least three collaborative discussions. Evidence is collected to support the identified focus standards, with additional observations providing broader insights. The process can be implemented in cycles, such as 6-week segments, evenly spaced throughout the year, or in two phases, allowing flexibility to accommodate various schedules and needs. This approach promotes continuous improvement and timely feedback, fostering professional growth for educators.