The Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model

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

View the 2014 Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model

What Makes the Focused Teacher
Evaluation Model Unique?

In the videos below, the model’s architects, Dr. Robert Marzano and Dr. Beverly Carbaugh, discuss what makes this approach unique and beneficial.

Dr. Marzano discusses how new insights and findings around teacher evaluation led to the need for an updated evaluation model and how these updates have strengthened the entire process for all.

Dr. Marzano explains how using the right scales can easily dismiss the notion that teacher evaluation adversely effects teacher growth, and how the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model helps support this outcome.

Dr. Carbaugh provides an overview of the comprehensive research that went into building the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model, including feedback from hundreds of classrooms, schools, and districts from around the country.

Dr. Marzano and Dr. Carbaugh discuss the advantages of having a simplified and streamlined 23 core competencies in the new Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

Dr. Beverly Carbaugh describes how the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model includes built-in techniques for teacher reflection and assessment.

Dr. Beverly Carbaugh explains how the Focused Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model complements the Focused Teacher Model and offers counselors, social workers, and other personnel the opportunity to benefit from observation and feedback.

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Standards-Based. The model clarifies how to make the classroom standards-based with the instructional shifts.

Focused and Simplified. Leverages 23 essential core competencies for rigorous, standards-based instruction.

Transparent. An evidence-based objective model that provides consistent, accurate feedback.

Real-World Tested. Draws on feedback from hundreds of classrooms, schools, and districts.

Teacher Development. Includes built-in techniques for teacher reflection and self-assessment.

Practical. An embedded instructional framework offers teachers a clear pathway to scaffold instruction.

Student Evidence-Based. Relentless emphasis on using student evidence and student formative results.

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