Online Professional Learning and
Technical Assistance for
21st Century Community Learning Centers

Student Voice and Choice Observation Checklist and Tracker

Share the observation checklist with staff members before a project or activity begins. Explain that the purpose is to set and measure overall expectations for responsibilities and behaviors. Keep notes on individual staff performance related to the items on the checklist. After observations, set a time to meet briefly with each staff member to review their performance. For any items marked 3 (the lowest performance score on a 3-point scale), include specific steps for improvement. 

Use the evidence tracker section (see next page) to record all forms of student voice and choice data the staff member used to prepare for the project or activity. During the observation, look for evidence that the activity actually incorporated student voice and choice. Record the evidence in column 3 and discuss your findings with the staff member when you meet. 

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