Whetstone Education

Instructional Coaching Platform

4 / 5
1 review

Who Uses This Software?

K-12 public, charter, and private schools and districts, along with organizations that support these customers.

Average Ratings

1 Review

  • 4 / 5

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Whetstone Education
  • www.whetstoneeducation.com/
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About Instructional Coaching Platform

Provides one digital place to capture observations, analyze data, set goals, and share personalized instructional resources.

Instructional Coaching Platform Features

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Compensation Management
  • Custom Rating Scales
  • Customizable Templates
  • Individual Development Plans
  • On-going Performance Tracking
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Appraisals
  • Skills Assessments
  • Weighted Performance Measures

Instructional Coaching Platform Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Leader who uses Whetstone to track teacher performance based on professional development goals

Jul 02, 2018

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not

Pros: Pros for the individual being observed:

-Can be assigned PD goals and track mastery across time

-Ability to see past evaluations all in one place (don't need to search through your inbox or paper observation forms)

Pros for the individual doing the observing:

-Can customize the headers on the rubric to fit specific subject area/department/etc. needs

-Can assign PD goals and track mastery for all your teachers/deans over time

-Can provide time stamp feedback via a video feed (we never used this feature but I know it exists)

-Holds you accountable to observing a certain number of times a month because there's a record of your every move

Cons: Success on platform is dependent on quality of training. When I was an instructional coach (the first time I used this platform, we were just given a login, and since there's so much to customize (pro), that move could easily lead to misalignment. I think the tool would be a strong value add IF there's proper training and clear expectations for use (including frequency).

Overall: I think the tool would be a strong value-add IF there's proper training and clear expectations for use (including frequency)