Mathematics Classroom Observation Protocol for Practices (MCOP2)
The Mathematics Classroom Observation Protocol for Practices (MCOP2) is designed to measure the degree of alignment of the K16 mathematics classroom with the various practice standards set out by the corresponding national organization including:
The instrument assesses student engagement and teacher facilitation through the lens of the agency and responsibilities within the community of learners (Rogoff, Matusov, & White, 1996).
The instrument is designed to be used in either live or videotaped settings of complete lessons with either preservice or practicing teachers. It has 16 items rated on a ordinal scale that generates two sub scores of Student Engagement and Teacher Facilitation. While most information about the use is included in the long form of the instrument, it is recommended that an observer practice using the instrument in several settings prior to full use. It is also recommended that the observer have a background in mathematics education at a level within proximity to the level observed.
If you choose to use the instrument, please follow the recommendations outlined in the Protocol Descriptors.
Copyright (C) 2015 Jim Gleason.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify the Observation Protocol under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no FrontCover Texts, and no BackCover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
 Common Core State Standards in Mathematics:
 Standards for Mathematical Practice (Website),
 Mathematical Association of America (MAA):
 CUPM Curriculum Guide (Website),
 American Mathematical Association of TwoYear Colleges (AMATYC):
 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM):
 National Research Council (NRC):
 "Adding it Up" (Website).
 Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS):
 “Active Learning in PostSecondary Mathematics Education” (Website)
The instrument assesses student engagement and teacher facilitation through the lens of the agency and responsibilities within the community of learners (Rogoff, Matusov, & White, 1996).
The instrument is designed to be used in either live or videotaped settings of complete lessons with either preservice or practicing teachers. It has 16 items rated on a ordinal scale that generates two sub scores of Student Engagement and Teacher Facilitation. While most information about the use is included in the long form of the instrument, it is recommended that an observer practice using the instrument in several settings prior to full use. It is also recommended that the observer have a background in mathematics education at a level within proximity to the level observed.
If you choose to use the instrument, please follow the recommendations outlined in the Protocol Descriptors.
Copyright (C) 2015 Jim Gleason.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify the Observation Protocol under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no FrontCover Texts, and no BackCover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
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 Jim Gleason, The University of Alabama, Department of Mathematics, jgleason@ua.edu
 Jeremy Zelkowski, The University of Alabama, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, jzelkowski@ua.edu
 Stefanie Livers, The University of Alabama, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, sdlivers@ua.edu