Dr. Marzano's Causal Teacher Evaluation Model

Bridging the gap between teacher evaluation and student achievement

After nearly five decades of study around effective teaching and learning practices, Dr. Robert Marzano expands his acclaimed work by releasing the Art and Science of Teaching Causal Teacher Evaluation Model.

The first of its kind, this teacher evaluation model identifies the direct cause and effect relationship between teaching practices and student achievement to help teachers and leaders make the most informed decisions that yield the greatest benefits for their students.

With the Marzano Causal Model, districts can transform their teacher evaluation system from an exercise in compliance into an effective engine of incremental growth, one that reflects parallel gains between teacher assessment and student performance.



A new era for teacher evaluation and supervision

We are now perfectly poised to make courageous decisions that can change our students’ futures by ensuring them access to an effective teacher in every classroom.

A valid, reliable, defensible model

The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model is founded on both historical studies and contemporary research to offer the most inclusive look at teacher effectiveness and development of expertise. Read more: Research Base and Validation Studies on the Marzano Evaluation Model- Download PDF

Existing teacher evaluation models, despite being widely used, still lack agreement among observers when using the performance rating rubrics. In contrast, Marzano's Teacher Evaluation Model has been shown by independent studies to achieve significant inter-rater reliability, indicating a high level of agreement among observers that legacy models fail to produce.

The model also uniquely puts student achievement in the forefront as a nonnegotiable goal for instruction. In the Marzano Causal Model, an effective teacher is not only one who continues to grow in his or her craft, but is also one who can consistently help his or her students grow. No other teacher evaluation model can describe nearly the same level of emphasis on student achievement.


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Research: Research Base and Validation Studies on the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model- Download PDF | Meta-Analytic Synthesis of Studies on Instructional Strategies Contemporary References- Download PDF