Inquiry Science Instruction Observation Protocol (ISIOP)

The Inquiry Science Instruction Observation Protocol (ISIOP) is a structured classroom observation measure for middle and high school science. The measure is used to identify the nature and extent of inquiry science instruction.

Content

Domains
Subdomain
Topics

Classroom Instruction

Grades
6-12
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration information

Length
70-75 Items depending on grade level and content area
Price

Free

Administration
Individual,
Observation
National Sample
No

Access and Use

Contact
Jackie DeLisi, jdelisi@edc.org
Instrument Use in Peer-Reviewed Studies

Mikeska, J. N., Holtzman, S., McCaffrey, D. F., Liu, S., & Shattuck, T. (2019). Using classroom observations to evaluate science teaching: Implications of lesson sampling for measuring science teaching effectiveness across lesson types. Science Education, 103(1), 123–144.

Mikeska, J. N., Shattuck, T., Holtzman, S., McCaffrey, D. F., Duchesneau, N., Qi, Y., & Stickler, L. (2017). Understanding science teaching effectiveness: Examining how science-specific and generic instructional practices relate to student achievement in secondary science classrooms. International Journal of Science Education, 39(18), 2594–2623.

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Open Access
Yes
Resources on Psychometric Properties

Karelitz, T. M., Hirsch, L., DeLisi, J., & Minner, D. (2010). ISIOP technical report: Initial psychometric testing results. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

Minner, D., & J. DeLisi. (2010). ISIOP technical report: Conceptual framework. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.