T.O.S.S Teaching Skills and Techniques Assessment System
T.O.S.S is the first Educational Organization in Japan to introduce the Teaching Skills and Techniques Assessment System.
The assessment launched what is now known as the Masters of Teaching.
It is called The T.O.S.S Teaching Skills and Techniques Assessment System.
The first model assessment system was introduced more than 20 years ago.
The current system was developed by 2000.
Examinees will do a 5-12 minute sample lesson in front of teachers, who will play the role of students in a class.
The lesson will be assessed by senior level teachers.
There are currently 49 levels in the grading system. Grading starts from the class 39th (Kyu)-F level,
and finishes at the tenth level black belt rank (10th Dan) – A level.
Each level has clear and distinct criteria to be met.
Many teachers have been preparing for assessment in pursuit of reaching a higher Kyu or Dan,
so that they can present more inspirational, educational and exciting lessons to their own students.