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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.

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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

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See guidelines for observers in standards-aligned classrooms

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Learn about building a master-scoring evaluation cadre

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Florida Demonstration Schools for Rigor

Learning Sciences International has partnered with an amazing group of Palm Beach County schools on a Demonstration Schools for Rigor initiative.

Hear about our work in these Florida schools on an episode of Worldwide Business With kathy ireland, which recently appeared on the Fox Business Network.


Demonstration School Resources

Dr. Robert J. Marzano Says Palm Beach Demonstration Schools are Making “Revolutionary” Changes.

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See how the Demonstration Schools for Rigor program can increase the level of rigor in your schools.

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Florida Principal Amy Dujon says that “the joy of teaching is back” in her Palm Beach County demonstration school.

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Mary-Lynn Jensen, Ph.D., Director of District Partnerships for Florida, is happy to answer any questions you have.

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