Category: Evaluation

Are Today’s School Leaders Getting the Support They Need?

by Beverly Carbaugh and Robert Marzano, coauthors of School Leadership for Results: A Focused Model There is tremendous turnover and attrition of principals and assistant principals in K–12 schools. 25,000 principals leave the profession each year, fully a quarter of the country’s school leaders. Half of principals quit their jobs by

Exploring a New Focused and Aligned Hierarchical System for Evaluation With Updated Marzano Models

On January 31, 2018, the architects of the Marzano Focused Evaluation Models, Dr. Beverly Carbaugh and Dr. Robert J. Marzano, took webinar viewers through a comprehensive overview of the Marzano Focused Evaluation Model hierarchy, which includes a more focused, simplified, and aligned system for observation and evaluation in the following

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What Is Truly On Your Plate: Transformative Principal Interview With Amy Dujon

We’re all familiar with the old script. The teacher stands at the front of the classroom lecturing, the students take notes, and then there’s an assignment. Unfortunately, that script can’t prepare today’s learners for success in college and the global workplace. As Principal of a Florida elementary school, LSI Practice

Evaluation That Rewards Teacher Development

By Dr. Beverly Carbaugh In our travels around the country, we’ve seen districts embracing the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model with a lot of enthusiasm. Principals and teachers like the emphasis on just 23 powerful core competencies—elements of teacher pedagogy and practice that research has shown get the most dramatic

How to Make Education Data Desirable

By Dr. Beverly Carbaugh  In education, data has gotten a bad rap. But it doesn’t have to be this way if we understand that good data actually improves learning.  It’s time to shift the conversation, and we can do that by understanding the underlying concerns, disseminating comprehensible school data to communities,

Accountability Requires Support

By Terry Morgan In recent years, a debate has intensified among educational leaders about whether the best measure of teacher effectiveness is student proficiency or rather growth. Regardless of your belief on this issue, one undeniable truth is that a certain level of accountability is necessary. Fundamentally, this is how we

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Deliberate Practice in the Wake of a Bad Observation

By Scott Sterling As a teacher, you’re used to observations, especially if you work in a Marzano-inspired system. You do your best to prepare, but sometimes things just don’t go as planned. Perhaps a projector bulb blows, a more challenging student had extra Nutella with breakfast, or it’s just that