Teacher evaluation that makes a difference: A new model for teacher growth and student achievement

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

In this essential new book, best-selling author and researcher Robert J. Marzano and teacher-effectiveness expert Michael D. Toth lay out a framework for the “next generation” of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations. The book includes

  • Standards, rubrics, and suggested rating methodologies;
  • A detailed, five-phase plan for implementing the model;
  • Guidelines for calibrating evaluation criteria according to teachers’ experience levels;
  • A step-by-step guide to creating a coaching program for teachers who require intervention; and
  • Recommendations for using technology platforms to enable teacher collaboration.

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