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High Reliability Schools Level 2: Marzano Instructional Framework

An instructional framework is designed to create a common language for teacher and student achievement. The framework is organized into four domains and twenty three elements to define teacher actions, and to focus professional development offerings. This framework is aligned with the Iowa Teaching Standards that support teachings in their professional growth.

Iowa Teaching Standards

  • Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district’s student achievement goals.
  • Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.
  • Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.
  • Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meets the multiple learning needs of students.
  • Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning.
  • Demonstrates competence in classroom management.
  • Engages in professional growth.
  • Fulfills professional responsibilities established by the school district.

Learn more about Iowa teaching standards

Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model
Standards-Based Classroom with Rigor

Standards-Based Planning

  • Planning Standards-Based Lessons/Units
  • Aligning Resources to Standard(s)
  • Planning to Close the Achievement Gap Using Data

Conditions for Learning

  • Using Formative Assessment to Track Progress
  • Providing Feedback and Celebrating Progress
  • Organizing Students to Interact with Content
  • Establishing and Acknowledging Adherence to Rules and Procedures
  • Using Engagement Strategies
  • Establishing and Maintaining Effective Relationships in a Student-Centered Classroom
  • Communicating High Expectations for Each Student to Close the Achievement Gap

Standards-Based Instruction

  • Identifying Critical Content from the Standards
  • Previewing New Content
  • Helping Students Process New Content
  • Using Questions to Help Students Elaborate on Content
  • Reviewing Content
  • Helping Students Practice Skills, Strategies, and Processes
  • Helping Students Examine Similarities and Differences
  • Helping Students Examine Their Reasoning
  • Helping Students Revise Knowledge
  • Helping Students Engage in Cognitively Complex Tasks

Professional Responsibilities

  • Adhering to School and District Policies and Procedures
  • Maintaining Expertise in Content and Pedagogy
  • Promoting Teacher Leadership and Collaboration

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