The NTPE Observation process is designed for non-supervising and supervising NTPEs.


Non-Supervising NTPEs
  • Elementary School Counselor
  • Secondary School Counselor
  • School Nurse
  • School Psychologist
  • Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Home and School Visitor
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Social Worker
  • Physical Therapist / Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist

Supervising NTPEs
  • Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Supervisor of Special Education
  • Supervisor of Pupil Services
  • Supervisor of Vocational Education
  • Building Principals



The NTPE Observation process is initiated by the NTPE.

When an NTPE starts the process, they are prompted to select the supervisor that will be responsible for reviewing and approving their NTPE Observation.


The NTPE Observation process has three main phases.  Phase one includes goal setting, selecting component focus areas, adding evidence, and approval by a supervisor.  Phase two involves ongoing updates throughout the school year.  The final phase involves scoring of the self-assessment rubric.

Steps in the Process

  • Step 1 – NTPE creates a new NTPE observation and select the appropriate supervisor
  • Step 2 – NTPE completes the NTPE observation… and Submits
    • Enter Goals
    • Select Component Focus Areas
    • Enter Comments/Evidence for each Component Focus Area, using the rubric language, Guiding Questions, and Types of Evidence resources as a guide
  • Step 3 – Supervisor reviews, adds comments and approves… and Submits
  • Step 4 - Once approved, NTPE returns to their NTPE observation at any time throughout the school year and enters updates… and Submits
  • Step 5 – Supervisor reviews / adds comments… and Submits
  • Step 6 – When appropriate, NTPE completes self-assessment rubric… and Submits
  • Step 7 – Supervisor reviews and completes self-assessment rubric… and Submits
  • Step 8 – NTPE and supervisor authenticate the observation


Learn and see more...

  • Slide Show of the NTPE Observation process for NTPEs, click here.
  • Slide Show of the NTPE Observation process for Supervisors, click here.
  • NTPE Overview video, click here

  • Please see the attached PDF NTPE Observation overview for NTPE and Supervisors