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Aligning Evaluation Models to Danielson and Marzano Frameworks

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Author: Ashley Sweatt
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In this lesson, students will learn how to use best practices when reviewing a teacher evaluation model for alignment to the Marzano or Danielson Frameworks.

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Source: IMAGE OF Massachusetts’ Teacher Evaluation Rubric, PUBLIC DOMAIN, http://bit.ly/1FvgeCz

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Hi, my name is Ashley. And today's lesson is titled Aligning Evaluation Models to Danielson and Marzano Frameworks. In today's lesson, we'll discuss the purpose of the Danielson and Marzano teacher evaluation models. Then we'll use a current teacher evaluation model to demonstrate how you can tell a model is based on Danielson or Marzano. Lastly, we'll go through the process that should be taken when evaluating model alignment.

What is the purpose of the Danielson and Marzano teacher evaluation models? When you compare your teacher evaluation model with Danielson and Marzano, you will have a much deeper understanding of evaluation and its purpose. Though Danielson and Marzano both worked to evaluate and support teachers, Danielson's models specializes more in evaluating teacher effectiveness and Marzano's model emphasizes the use of evaluation to support teachers. In most cases, states use both purposes in their models.

Today, we're going to use the Massachusetts teacher evaluation rubric to identify the connections between the Danielson Framework and the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model. When doing this, it's the best practice to have a copy of the domains from both frameworks side by side with your evaluation model. Yellow will represent Danielson-inspired content. Green will represent Marzano. And purple will represent the domains that are unique to the school district.

If you recall, we stated that Danielson, although her model does assist in supporting teacher development, its main focus is to evaluate teacher effectiveness. Everything you see here in yellow is to evaluate the teacher's effectiveness-- here where the teacher is evaluated on their subject matter knowledge. This is to assess the teacher on whether the teacher has created an environment that is respectful. Does the teacher provide clear expectations and access to knowledge? Here, the teacher is evaluated on the engagement that they create between the parent. The teachers also assess based on their collaboration with other teachers.

Now let's take a look at components that are inspired by Marzano's Teacher Evaluation Model. These other components are Marzano inspired because they focus on developing the teacher as a professional by supporting the teacher through the evaluation process, such as here where it says, "sharing conclusions with colleagues." This is focusing on the reflection process and how the teacher reflects after a lesson or an activity and how they brainstorm with other colleagues. Curriculum support, reflective practice, goal setting, and professional learning and growth all focus on supporting the teacher during the evaluation process.

Here in purple are domains that are unique to the school district. An element of the Danielson Framework that I did not see is maintaining accurate records. From the Marzano Framework, I didn't see any mentions of the use of technology. If any domains or elements are entirely missing, ask yourself, do you think that this impacts the overall quality of the evaluation model you are reviewing? If so, what suggested changes would you make?

Identify if the guidebook available with the model indicates the purpose. The purpose of this report is most likely to evaluate teachers, which may explain why there were more domains that reflect Danielson's Frameworks. However, we were able to identify some components that reflect Marzano. So the purpose of this model is both for supporting and evaluating teachers.

What process should be taken when evaluating model alignment? Mr. Oliver is a 10th grade teacher at Livingston High School. He wants to evaluate the alignment of his district's teacher evaluation model to Marzano and Danielson frameworks like what we just did. The first step in evaluating alignment is to have this discussion with your principal.

The principal may have you create a team or allow you to join an already established team. Many schools and districts will already have an evaluation team set up. In the case an evaluation team is not already up and running, this process can be completed with an improvement plan team. Now Mr. Oliver can begin to evaluate alignment with the evaluation model with his team.

After reviewing the revaluation model, Mr. Oliver and his team members will make adjustments if possible. You have to make sure that making adjustments is allowed by your district. In some cases, you will have limited flexibility to make changes suggested by your team. Instead, use surveys completed by teachers and administrators to offer feedback and recommendations to those in power to make decisions about the evaluation model.

Develop a timeline after changes have been made to revisit and identify the impact of the teacher evaluation model. Reflect on the following questions. What is going well? What is not? What revisions are needed? Understand that this process will need to be revisited often to efficiently align the model.

Let's recap what we have discussed in today's lesson. We identified that though Danielson and Marzano both worked to evaluate and support teachers, Danielson's model specializes more in evaluating teacher effectiveness and Marzano's model emphasizes the use of evaluation to support teachers.

Using this information, we were then able to use a teacher evaluation model and analyze the components of Danielson and Marzano's frameworks as well as finding domains that were unique to the school division. Lastly, we identified the process one should take when evaluating model alignment. First, have a discussion with your principal. Next, establish a team. And then, with your team, evaluate the model for alignment.

Is your model aligned with the frameworks of Danielson and Marzano? Now it's your turn to apply what you've learned in this video. The Additional Resources section will be super helpful. This section is designed to help you discover useful ways to apply what you've learned here. Each link includes a brief description so you can easily target the resources you want.

Notes on "Aligning Evaluation Models to Danielson and Marzano Frameworks"

 

Overview

(00:00 - 00:12) Introduction

(00:13 - 00:35) What Will You Learn Today?

(00:36 - 01:09) What is the Purpose of the Danielson and Marzano Teacher Evaluation Models?

(01:10 - 04:02) How Can you Tell if a Model is Based On Danielson or Marzano?

(04:03 - 05:39) What Process Should be Taken When Evaluating Model Alignment?

(05:40 - 06:27) What Did You Learn Today?

(06:28 - 06:52) Reflection

Additional Resources

Framework for Teacher Evaluation: The Teacher Evaluation Process Guide

This teacher evaluation guide from Howard County Public Schools includes rubrics aligned to the Danielson Model. In addition, the guidebook includes strategies and processes for using the rubrics as a critical component of the teacher evaluation model.
https://www.nctq.org/dmsView/teach_eval_guide

The Charlotte Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching and Standards‐Based Instruction

The Florida Department of Education has conducted a comprehensive alignment of its teacher standards to the Danielson Model by domain. This is a useful model to use when aligning teacher standards to the Danielson Model.
http://myvolusiaschools.org/rttt/documents/teacher/danielson-sbi_alignment.pdf