New York State Education Department Approves Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching

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The New York State Department of Education (NYSED) has listed Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching as an approved teacher practice rubric with ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite.

Charlotte Danielson

Charlotte Danielson

We are proud to partner with ASCD and Charlotte Danielson to bring the ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite to New York school districts

Across the country and internationally, thousands of schools have implemented Danielson’s Framework for Teaching as a tool for teacher evaluation. The Framework divides the complex activity of teaching into 22 components across four domains. ASCD holds the exclusive copyrights of the leading publications and products outlining Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching and will be supporting New York districts as they begin the process of redeveloping teacher evaluation systems this summer and over the course of the school year.

ASCD partnered with Learning Sciences International to develop the ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite powered by iObservation, a powerful online fusion of Charlotte Danielson's research-based Framework for Teaching, professional development, and supporting data system to increase teacher growth and raise student achievement.

“We are proud to partner with ASCD and Charlotte Danielson to bring the ASCD Teacher Effectiveness Suite to New York school districts,” said Learning Sciences International CEO, Michael Toth. “Redeveloping teacher evaluation systems is a complex process and the Teacher Effectiveness Suite will give administrators and teachers the tools needed to successfully implement Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. Technology plays a critical role for classroom observations, data collection, professional development, the delivery of feedback teachers can use to improve their practice, and generating the final evaluation.”

Although many districts in the state of New York already use the Framework for Teaching as a rubric for teacher evaluation, all districts are required to adopt new rules and update systems for evaluation for all grades by the 2012-2013 school-year. All districts will redevelop systems for evaluation this summer to begin evaluating ELA and Math teachers grades 4-8 in the upcoming school year.

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About Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching

Across the country, Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching has been used by educators to identify a coherent, clear set of standards that define effective teaching. Danielson’s comprehensive framework respects the complexity and significance of the teaching profession. It incorporates tools that help teachers reflect upon, understand, and enhance their practice, ultimately impacting student achievement.

About ASCD

ASCD is the global leader in developing and delivering innovative programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner. Comprising 160,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 140 countries—the ASCD community also includes 58 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world. To learn more about how ASCD supports educators as they learn, teach, and lead, visit

About Learning Sciences International

ASCD has partnered with Learning Sciences International, the leader in instructional and leadership improvement systems, to develop the Teacher Effectiveness Suite, powered by iObservation. iObservation is an online system for leaders and teachers that manages observations, feedback, reporting, professional development and generates the final evaluation.

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