Anecdotal Notes provide a means for supervisors and/or teachers to document and share additional evidence that might not be observed during a Walkthrough or Formal Observation. This evidence is used to inform the Observation and Practice portion of the 13-1 form.

Anecdotal Notes may be initiated completed by both Teachers and/or Supervisors.

For example, teachers can use Anecdotal Notes to share evidence about their practice, including authentic assessments, unit plans, communications with families, or anything important to note, allowing them to build a portfolio of artifacts. Similarly, supervisors can use Anecdotal Notes to document positive aspects about a teacher’s practice or leadership within the school/district.


Once an Anecdotal Note is created and submitted, the receiving user will get an email notification, prompting them to review the Anecdotal Note and provide any follow-up comments/feedback.  Teachers and Supervisors can comment back and forth as much as needed.

Steps in the Process
  • Step 1 - Supervisor and/or Teacher/NTPE creates an Anecdotal Note, enters comments and uploads evidence, and submits the completed Anecdotal Note to the receiving user.

  • Step 2 - Supervisor and/or Teacher/NTPE reviews the completed Anecdotal Note and enters follow-up comments/evidence if appropriate, and submits.

  • Step 3 - Supervisor and/or Teacher/NTPE returns to the completed Anecdotal Note in the future, enters additional comments/evidence, and resubmits to the receiving user... or... creates a new Anecdotal Note

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