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TPOT™

TPOT™

At-a-glance

Tool name

Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool for Preschool Classrooms, Research Edition

Use to evaluate

Implementation of Pyramid Model practices to support children’s social-emotional development

Age range

2–5 years

Completed by

A trained administrator

Time commitment

2 hours for the classroom observation, 15–20 minutes for the interview with the teacher, and 30–45 minutes for scoring.

How well are preschool teachers implementing Pyramid Model practices?

Use the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT™) for Preschool Classrooms to reinforce high-quality practices that support children’s social-emotional development and behavior. TPOT measures how well teachers are implementing the 3 tiers of the Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children in classrooms serving children 2–5 years of age.

Benefits

TPOT results can be used to:

  • reinforce interactions that promote social-emotional competence in young children
  • implement strategies to prevent and address challenging behavior
  • guide training and coaching for teachers
  • compare implementation across early childhood classrooms, teachers, and programs

Developers

What You'll Need

TPOT™

TPOT™ for Preschool Classrooms Set

$90.00

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Includes

TPOT Manual

One package of TPOT forms

Additional products and resources

TPOT Scoring Spreadsheet

Once you’ve completed your TPOT™ observation, calculating results is easy with the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) for Preschool Classrooms Scoring Spreadsheet. The scoring spreadsheet automatically creates a summary page…

Free downloads

TPOT sample excerpt

This excerpt shows sample completed pages from the TPOT form. Two items from the Key Practices subscale, the Red Flags subscale, and the Scoring Summary Profile are included.

Training and webinars

Using the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT™) for preschool classrooms

Discover how to use TPOT to measure how well teachers are applying Pyramid Model practices to support children’s social competence and prevent challenging behaviors.

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Once you’ve completed your observation, calculating results is easy with the TPOT scoring spreadsheet.