Teacher Evaluation

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

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 have led to the need for an updated evaluation model and explains how these updates have strengthened the entire process for all.

Teacher Growth-Oriented

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 and explores the built-in techniques for teacher reflection and assessment that are included in the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model.

Non-Classroom Beneficial

Dr. Carbaugh explains how the Focused Non-Classroom Instructional Support Personnel Evaluation Model helps counselors, social workers, and others benefit from observation and feedback.

Free Resources

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Key Features

Embedded Standards-Based Instructional Model. 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.

PD Session Overviews

Redevelopment (Districts)

Learn how to make major decisions related to implementation of the four focused evaluation models.

Making the Transition

Use the updated scale to make the transition from the 2014 Marzano Evaluation model.

iObservation for Observers

Practice applying the Marzano Focused Evaluation Model in iObservation.

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.

3-Day Progression

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.

Making the Transition

Learn how to leverage the updated model as you make the transition from the 2014 Marzano Evaluation Model.

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.

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