North Central Ohio Educational Service Center’s Data Gathering Tool (DGT) is a data collection tool for administrative walkthroughs and observations. Aligned to the OTES Rubric, the DGT assists administrators in collecting focused data that assists you in implementing OTES.

The DGT is organized with a horizontal navigation bar, containing tabs that easily allow you to navigate through the rubric. In the rubric, you can select criteria from the OTES rubric, document evidence and timestamp your data. A reports tab easily allows you to generate teacher reports that can be emailed directly from the iPad.

The rubric is organized using the three rubric categories of OTES: Instructional Planning, Instruction and Assessment, and Professionalism. Under each of these tabbed categories, you find the rubric’s related standards of teaching. Documenting evidence can be as simple as tapping an indicator inside the rubric.
The DGT has a variety of report options. It will generate a full report with scribe, goals and teacher statement at the end of the evaluation or short-focused reports following a walkthrough.

Select criteria from the OTES rubric

Document evidence
Date and timestamp your evidence
Scribe notes
Select pre- and post-observation questions and email them to the teacher in advance
Record professional goals and SLO data
Develop a Professional Growth or Improvement Plan with teacher
Complete a Self-Assessment Summary with teacher
Attach documents or lesson plans
Obtain digital signatures for permission to record
Rate teacher on rubric for each standard as Ineffective, Developing, Skilled or Accomplished
Generate PDF documents/reports of the walkthrough or observation and email them to teacher
iPad Application
OTES Rubric
PD Standards
Customization Available
Link to iPad icon