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Observation tool measures 7 ‘learner-centric’ factors

By Laura Devaney
February 2nd, 2015

eleot—the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool—aims to help improve student engagement

learner-centricBolstering student engagement is a crucial strategy to increase student success, but school leaders and classroom teachers typically lack tools that determine the extent to which their classrooms are truly “learner-centric.”

To help schools and districts measure and quantify active student engagement, AdvancED has launched eleot—the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool.

eleot enables school leaders and teachers to explore how well each classroom addresses seven areas of engagement that research indicates make a difference in learning. eleot systematically helps pinpoint how well classrooms encourage active learning, use individual monitoring and feedback, employ technology to encourage more hands-on, student-directed activities, and create environments that are equitable, set high expectations, address student needs, and effectively manage learning.

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