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Developmental Therapy Rating Inventory of Teaching Skills (DTRITS)

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Developmental Teaching Rating Inventory of Teaching Skills (DTRITS)

A proven instrument for staff development and teacher evaluation. Separate forms are adapted to students' stages of development. Folder includes four forms, guidelines for use, and PowerPoint overview presentation.

  • Children under age 2 – Stage One
  • Preschool and early childhood- Stage Two
  • Primary K-3 grades- Stage Three
  • Upper Elementary and Middle School – Stage Four

How is it used?

  • To self-monitor and guide classroom practices for teachers and paraprofessionals.
  • For staff development to assess and enhance teachers’ classroom performance.

What standards does it meet?

  • Used since 1982 with thousands of teachers for special needs students.
  • Ratings are based on classroom skills.
  • Practices are defined and adult roles are specified.
  • Behavior management practices are positive and developmentally appropriate.
  • Reliability and validity have been reported in numerous field research studies.
  • Both high inference and low inference judgments are included.
  • Results provide qualitative and quantitative information on classroom skills.