Generalized Observation and Reflection Platform (GORP)

TGORP is a web-based system for carrying out classroom observations using customizable, user-defined protocols and analyzing the data collected during observations.GORP 2

GORP 2GORP allows observers to record data using a simple, mobile-friendly, interface. GORP's interface is fully customizable in appearance.

GORP's interface is fully customizable and designed to work on mobile and desktop devices.

In addition to a collection of community created observation protocols, GORP allows you to create your own protocol from scratch or by modifying an existing protocol.

When you sign-up, search for your university or institution in the list or a create a new one. Each university has their own private environment within the tool. GORP is hosted by Amazon Web Services and any data you enter is kept encrypted and private. Information you create is only accessible to users within your institution and then only if they have been given the appropriate permissions by an admin user at your institution.


GORP is still under development and feedback is always appreciated. We would be excited to here suggestions for new features.

GORP was developed as part of a Helmsley Trust grant in collaboration with the TEA community.


Contact: Matt Steinwachs at

Measuring the amount and type of active learning in classrooms requires the use of an observational protocol. This short video introduces the use of the Generalized Observation and Reflection Protocol (GORP) to assess active learning in the classroom. The video shows how GORP is applied using the COPUS protocol and explores the differences in types of classroom instruction and the link between active learning in the classroom and student learning outcomes. Boston University and UC Davis