Collaborative Peer Review: Reflection Through Youth-Adult Observation & Dialogue

Collaborative Peer Review (CPR) provides secondary schools the chance to work on continuous improvement in teaching and learning, through classroom observation, reflection, and dialogue led by youth-adult teams. Partner schools agree to visit each other for classroom walkthroughs focused on the Fours Rs (rigor, relevance, relationship, and shared responsibility). Teams then synthesize observation findings with other data sources.  Each school team shares its key evidence—both strengths and questions—with students, faculty, and community members in a series of structured dialogues.  Initiated by three Vermont schools in 2014-15 (Leland & Gray, Otter Valley, and Mill River Union), the program is available through UP for Learning as a project-based course for adult graduate credit or youth dual enrollment credit. For more information about Collaborative Peer Review please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tools and Resources

  • 2014-15 End of Year Report

    Final Report
  • Graduate Syllabus

    Graduate Syllabus
  • Dual Enrollment Syllabus

    Dual Enrollment Syllabus
  • CPR at a Glance

    CPR at a Glance
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What are People Saying About Collaborative Peer Review?

  • When students are able to shape their learning environment, the environment becomes more familiar to them, making learning easier.

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UPLogo with words FINAL 5-1-14

There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about. 
-Margaret Wheatley 


Listen UP

  • YATST Student Member

    The student-led faculty meeting was unlike anything I have ever seen in terms of students and teachers holding a discussion about a topic as sensitive as their teaching methods. I heard from a lot of teachers in the “go-around” that they were awestruck about what had just happened.

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