Teacher Evaluation in Kansas
Your public school now has to make decisions about its evaluation protocols.
Your school district, just like every other school district across Kansas, is now in the process of choosing a teacher evaluation model that aligns with the Kansas State Department of Education requirements.
The purpose of the new evaluation model as defined by the Kansas Educator Evaluation Protocol will be to:
- Guide improvement in educator effectiveness
- Provide educators with opportunities for personal and professional growth
- Become a tool in creating coaching and mentoring programs
- Recognize strengths and improve weaknesses
- Work in alignment with academic, social, emotional, and developmental targets for all students
- Connect with district improvement goals
- Reflect an approach that supports professional integrity
Within this protocol, any evaluation model considered within a Kansas school district must:
- Offer continual improvement of instruction
- Use at least three performance levels
- Use multiple measures, including student growth as a significant factor
- Feature evaluations on a regular basis
- Provide clear, timely, and useful feedback
- Be able to inform personnel decisions
Your school district will be required to announce its chosen evaluation model by March 2013, and that chosen model will need to be fully implemented by the 2014-2015 school year. Many districts are looking for options that exceed Kansas state requirements, that have a history of results, and that feature classroom research indicating increases in student achievement.
The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model is a model that exceeds Kansas state requirements. The model focuses on teaching strategies identified by research to increase student achievement. As a result of this granular approach to evaluation, the Marzano Teacher Evaluation model has demonstrated success in observer accuracy and inter-rater reliability. The model also provides effective and specific feedback to teachers, helping to improve their professional practice and directly affect student achievement. These are the reasons school districts across the country have implemented the Marzano model and the iObservation technology platform.
Developed from more than five decades of research, the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model features a research base to be used in a high-stakes environment when student achievement is factored into teacher evaluations. Professional development is aligned to support teachers as they learn to use the strategies. With iObservation, the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model offers school administrators clear, easy-to-use scoring rubrics to provide immediate, paperless, targeted feedback on teachers’ use of classroom strategies.
Resources and Events
- Download your Kansas Teacher and Leader Evaluation Instrument Review Response Document
- Webinars – View schedule
- Implementation and Redevelopment Services- click here for more information
- Video of Dr. Marzano on the role of research in selecting a teacher evaluation model Play the video
- Research Reports for the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model. These reports document statistical analyses undertaken for the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, along with a discussions of potential implications for classroom teachers and school administrators.
- Annual Marzano Conference: “Building Expertise”: Three full days of immersion in best practices and implementation. Learn More.
- An overview of the four domains of the Marzano Causal Teacher Evaluation Model – Dr. Marzano’s four domains