West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 30, 2014
In an effort to raise student achievement by improving educator effectiveness, the Maine Department of Education has adopted standards of professional practice for all teachers and principals, (InTASC and ISLLC 2008, respectively). The Maine DOE has approved the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model’s rubrics as a source to support the professional practice component of district evaluation systems.
The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, aligned with The Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), is designed to develop educators’ ability to identify specific behaviors that shed light on areas for improvement. The model’s observation protocol also facilitates administrators’ observations for the implementation of Maine’s recently updated state standards, the Maine Learning Results.
Aligned to the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards, the Marzano School Leader Evaluation Model provides principals and administrators with strategies and tools to support teacher growth and development, keeping the ultimate focus on improving student learning.
While these models can be implemented independently, they were designed to be used in close conjunction and, as such, are a tightly aligned pair of evaluation models approved by the Maine DOE. For example, the school leader evaluation model supports any InTASC-aligned teacher evaluation model, but its power is realized most fully when used in conjunction with the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model. Both models rely on a common language of instruction, building collaboration among teachers, leaders, and central office administrators to maximize an education system’s impact on raising student achievement.
“We are extremely pleased to learn that the state of Maine has chosen our evaluation models,” says Michael Toth, CEO of Learning Sciences Marzano Center. “Because the two models are carefully aligned, Maine schools can use them to promote growth and expertise at all levels, ultimately increasing student learning.”
To learn more about the Maine DOE’s selection of the Marzano model, please visit the Marzano Center’s newly launched section, devoted entirely to education in Maine.
Learning Sciences Marzano Center for Teacher and Leader Evaluation, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, provides next-generation teacher and leadership evaluation tools and training to promote growth and achievement in public education. Built on a foundation of expert research in partnership with national researcher and author Dr. Robert Marzano, the center identifies, develops, and disseminates cutting-edge resources in educational best practices.