The teaching profession is enormously complex. Any model designed to measure classroom instruction and teacher performance must address many aspects of classroom practice. The process of calculating teacher evaluation scores can be painless if the right tools and resources are available.

The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model provides a calculation system and set of tools to support evaluators in this process. Learning Sciences International recommends that observers/evaluators draw on multiple data sources to construct teachers’ final evaluation scores. By combining multiple sources of information about a teacher’s practice, administrators can obtain a more comprehensive view of an individual teacher’s ability, as well as focus areas for potential development. Having multiple data points also strengthens the validity of the information gathered to ensure accuracy and fairness.

Summative Teacher Evaluation Calculation funnel

Assigning Weight

The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model is the only teacher evaluation model to recommend a weighting system grounded in substantial research data. School leaders can use this model as a guide and be confident that they are carrying out a highly valid, reliable, and defensible system that gets results.
See the weighting system: Watch a presentation or Schedule a demonstration

Calculating Final Instructional Scores

The classroom is a highly complex environment requiring teachers to make numerous simultaneous decisions. Evaluating their instructional performance should respect that complexity by accounting for overall performance as well as recognizing the incremental improvements achieved over time.

The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model provides guidance on a calculation system that balances fairness with expectations for results. Learn about the process: Watch a presentation or Schedule a demonstration

Learn more: Watch a presentation on our YouTube channel to learn more about scoring with the model.

Products & Services: Learning Sciences International offers services to help ensure fidelity to the Marzano models during all stages of implementation. Read more about our professional development services.

Evaluation Platform: Learn more about the exclusive electronic platform for the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, iObservation®.