QTurn’s Teacher Practices Instrument (TPI) is an observational rating measure designed to assess the quality of teacher (or staff) practices in school classrooms or out-of-school time (OST) programs, build a quality-focused organizational culture, develop improvement goals, identify staff training needs, and provide information about how specific aspects of instructional quality relate to specific aspects of children’s socio-emotional skill growth. This measurement tool is applicable to all staff delivering school or OST instruction or other learning experiences and is focused on staff practices that are warm, responsive, scaffolded, and encouraging. Each of the 24 items on the TPI describes a staff practice used to promote the socio-emotional skill growth of children.
Citation: Smith, Peck (2023). Teacher Practices Instrument (TPI). QTurn LLC.