Learning Sciences International and Florida Schools
Pinellas County Pilot
“This system empowers teachers to grow and develop their craft, which ultimately benefits our most important stakeholders, our students.”
–Michael A. Grego,
Pinellas Schools Superintendent
The United States Department of Education featured a 2015 report that highlighted a pilot program in Pinellas County Public Schools, Florida. The data resulting from the study indicated that implementing professional development based on the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model was correlated with increased student achievement. Data from the participating schools also showed correlations between observation scores and state VAMs when implemented with fidelity.
Press Release: Data from Pinellas Research Pilot presented to U.S. Department of Education
Marzano Framework Validated With Florida VAM
Good news for Florida schools using the Marzano framework. One of the largest validation studies ever conducted on an observation framework shows that the Marzano model’s research-based structure is correlated with state VAMs. In addition, another study found that, when the model is implemented with fidelity and reinforced with coaching, student achievement significantly increases.
See how the Marzano model is validated in Florida school districts