Charlotte Danielson has made several enhancements to the Framework for Teaching that make the new instrument, the Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, more practical and easier to use for teacher evaluation while maintaining its integrity as a tool for teacher training and professional development. The new enhancements stem from work done on the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The new Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument includes tighter rubric language to describe performance; rubrics for 22 components versus more than 70 elements; critical attributes, or essential characteristics, for each component that offer essential guidance for observers in distinguishing between practice at adjacent levels of performance; and, the addition of examples that show possible illustrations of the rubric language for each level of performance for each component. Teachscape has the exclusive rights to incorporate the Instrument in software tools and online content.
The Framework on which the Instrument is based has been shown as a predictor of student learning according to research from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. A copy of the research report can be accessed at: http://www.ccsr.uchicago.edu/content/publications.php?pub_id=161
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