The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model

The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model, as adopted by the state of Washington amongst other states (Marzano & Tooth, 2013), has four main domains. Each domain has numbered elements with anywhere from three to eight points to check off for "Teacher Evidence" and "Student Evidence." In all, there are 58 elements within the four domains. Within those 58 elements, there are 336 points of evidence.

The Danielson Framework

The Framework for Teaching (2013), originally created by Danielson (2007) and used in hundreds of school districts around the country, describes a framework for effective teaching. The framework consists of four domains: "Planning and Preparation," "The Classroom Environment," "Instruction" and "Professional Responsibilities." In total, The Framework for Teaching has 86 points of emphasis, classifying teachers as "unsatisfactory," "basic," "proficient" or "distinguished," with several bullet points under each category.

Indiana RISE Teacher Evaluation Model

This model, developed in 2011, is in use throughout the state of Indiana. The Indiana RISE Evaluation and Development System (Indiana Department of Education, n.d.) can be viewed on the Indiana Department of Education's website. The rubric prints off on 11 x14 inch paper, is 15 pages long and has 259 points of emphasis. There are four main domains, three of which are broken down into "Highly Effective," "Effective," "Improvement Necessary" and "Ineffective" categories. The first domain, "Planning," is worth 10% of the final score. The second domain encompasses aspects of teaching and learning during a classroom lesson. This accounts for 75% of the final score. The third domain, "Leadership," is worth 15% of the final score. The fourth domain encompasses "core professionalism," consisting of attendance, on-time arrival, policies and procedures and respect. Domain 4 is assessed as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Indiana has removed the requirement for student achievement and growth data to be included in a teacher's final rating as a percentage, along with the score teachers receive on the observation evaluation rubric.