The Marzano Model has helped districts and schools implement game-changing hierarchical evaluation systems. These strategies and tools are proven to drive clear communication across your system, both vertically and horizontally.
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Marzano Focused Evaluation Models
The Proven Solution for Teacher and Leader Evaluation that Meets National and State Initiatives.
A Focused, Simplified Evaluation Model for Standards-Based Classrooms
The upgraded Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model streamlines current research and validation studies—zeroing in on 23 essential teacher competencies for improved clarity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
For each competency, the model incorporates a focus statement and desired effect, plus sample instructional techniques and strategies for evaluating student work. Look to these four clearly marked domains of expertise for effectiveness indicators.
- Rigorous, standards-based system in every classroom
- Relentless focus on student results with leading indicators
- Responsive instructional framework with a pathway to scaffold instruction
- Renewed and revitalized teachers with access to resources for growing their practice
PD Session Overviews
Planning for Implementation
Learn how to make major decisions related to the implementation of the four focused evaluation models.
Provides a road map for districts to make major decisions related to the implementation of the four focused evaluation models, including Policies and Procedures, and Calculating and Weighting a Final Score.
Half day (on-site); two 90-minute sessions (virtual)
Making the Transition
Use the updated scale to make the transition from the 2014 Marzano Evaluation model.
Participants will be able to explain the similarities and differences with the 2014 Marzano Evaluation model score using the updated scale for planning, then scaffold to the scale for instruction and conditions, and finally, professional behaviors. The session concludes with a brief overview of scoring procedures. The primary focus of the session is monitoring and using student evidence to arrive at the final score.
2014 Domain 1 Framework and IRR sessions (4 total)
Side-by-Side Coaching for Observers
Participate in on-site coaching sessions that train a team of 1-5 administrators on the classroom observation and feedback process.
Spend three days sharpening your skills as you learn how to measure the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans.
Introduction Focuses on an overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, which includes a comprehensive, robust, and research-based description of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans. It teaches district leaders, principals, and all staff who observe or support teachers to focus on the 23 high-leverage teacher elements to measure effectiveness and guide a teacher from standards-based planning, through selection and implementation of research-based instructional strategies, to awareness of conditions for learning in the classroom and professional responsibilities.
Inter-Rater Agreement Focuses on five critical conditions for building teacher expertise and learning the process for using protocols to observe classroom instruction. As part of that practice, participants will utilize the protocol to observe classroom videos and determine which strategies are being used.
Scoring & Deepening Calibration Focuses on utilizing the 5-step process to accurately score teachers, including evaluating standards-based lesson plans, observing classroom instruction, and evaluating student evidence, as well as providing feedback using the scale.
Making the Transition
Learn how to leverage the updated model as you make the transition from the 2014 Marzano Evaluation Model.
Focuses on an overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, which includes a comprehensive, robust, and research-based description of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans. Highlights the similarities and differences with the 2014 model.
2014 Domain 1 Framework
Introduction and Overview
Learn how to use 23 high-leverage elements to measure teacher effectiveness and guide teachers through implementing the Marzano Focused Evaluation Model.
Focuses on an overview of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model which includes a comprehensive, robust, and research-based description of teacher effectiveness that measures the impact of teachers using observation protocols, classroom artifacts, student work, and professional growth plans. It introduces the 23 high-leverage teacher elements to measure effectiveness and guide a teacher from standards-based planning, through selection and implementation of research-based instructional strategies, to awareness of conditions for learning in the classroom and professional responsibilities.
Full or half day
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School Leader Evaluation
Reframing the Right Balance for Instructional and Operational Leadership
The results are in.
The days of school leaders simply overseeing daily operations of a school building are over. Like the teachers they help lead, school leaders themselves now play a crucial role in student achievement.
To help address this evolution and ensure that school leaders have the tools, knowledge, and insights to successfully help drive student achievement, the Marzano Focused School Leader Evaluation Model is the next step in comprehensive, objective, and evidence-based school leader evaluation.
What’s new in the Marzano Focused School Leader Evaluation Model?
The 2012 Marzano School Leader Evaluation Model included four key objectives:
- Create a systematic approach to evaluation
- Support school leader growth and development
- Focus on obtaining desired results
- Foster inter-rater agreement
The new Focused School Leader Evaluation Model introduces a fifth objective: To balance a dual focus on instructional and operational/organizational leadership.
What Makes the Marzano Focused School Leader Evaluation Model Unique?
It helps school leaders find balance and synergy between instructional and operational/organizational leadership.
It supports diversity, inclusiveness, and equal opportunity for each student.
It clearly defines the role of the school leader in keeping the school focused on core values.
It supports a caring and collaborative culture where all stakeholders embrace a growth mindset.
It keeps a constant focus on results
Domains and Elements
The Marzano Focused School Leader Evaluation Model streamlines the school leader evaluation process by introducing six domains and 21 elements to make deeper connections between instructional and organizational leadership and balance these interconnected responsibilities.
The Domains Include:
- A Data-Driven Focus on School Improvement
- Instruction of a Viable and Guaranteed Curriculum
- Continuous Development of Teachers and Staff
- Community of Care and Collaboration
- Core Values
- Resource Management
Ready to learn more about the Marzano Focused School Leader Evaluation Model?
District Leader Evaluation
Reframing the Right Balance for Instructional and Operational Leadership
Marzano Evaluation Center collaborated with Robert J. Marzano to develop the updated 2018 District Leader Evaluation Model based on the most current research into the relationship between school district culture and student achievement.
The model is the only school district leader evaluation framework designed to correspond to both a teacher evaluation and school leader evaluation framework to maximize impact on raising student achievement. The model is also closely aligned with a fourth component, for non-classroom instructional staff: the Focused Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model.
Features of the Marzano District Leader Evaluation Model (2018 Update):
- Built on a foundation of research into the connection between school district leader actions and student achievement
- Integrated with the Focused Teacher Evaluation Model
- Centered on what’s important and how to get there: student achievement
- Contains six domains with 20 categories of school district leader actions and behaviors
- Provides clear evidence to ensure that district leaders are evaluated fairly and accurately
- Comes with a full slate of tools, training, and expert assistance
A Vision for School District Leadership
When school district leaders empower and support principals and school administrators to focus on student academic growth, and all central office departments share that vision, the quality of achievement for students, teachers, schools, and communities improves.
The District Leader Evaluation Model builds upon three decades of research into the relationship between district and school administrator behaviors, teacher use of instructional strategies, and student achievement. It is the capstone of a tightly aligned evaluation system that ensures all educators and support personnel in a school district are committed to the same goals.
The model focuses on the non-negotiable goal of student achievement and encourages school district leaders to deliberately undertake the actions that support principals and drive learning. The six district leader model domains align to the domains in the school leader evaluation model. When used together, the Marzano models achieve a tightly coupled organizational structure with an emphasis on measurable student achievement.
Learn more about the Marzano District Leader Evaluation Model
Recognizing the Impact Non-Classroom Personnel Have on Student Achievement
Rooted in the common language of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, this model was designed for growth and measurement, but adapted to capture the unique responsibilities of support personnel.
As with our other models, the Focused Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model promotes the use of focused goals and specific behaviors. It serves as a valuable part of our comprehensive approach to evaluation, as it is compatible with other Marzano evaluation models.
The Marzano Focused Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model is best suited for staff members who support instruction at the school or district level, but who do not have day-to-day teaching schedules with specific groups of students. These include:
- Guidance counselors
- Media specialists
- Other district personnel required to hold a teacher certificate, and/or technology teachers