This page is designed for participants of the Danielson Academy offered by IASA and presented by Dr. Richard Voltz

Danielson Components 2a through 3d in separate documents. Evaluators can use these to share with teachers following informal and formal observations for the teacher to self rate and the evaluator to rate. The two parties then discuss in a reflective conversation the results of informal reflective rating.

Additional Forms for Teacher Evaluators To Use When Observing Teachers

Teacher Evaluator Interviews from Lemont 113a School District. Listen to Old Quarry Principal Johnny Billingsley and Assistant Principal Shirley Kleehammer talk about their experiences with the IASA Teacher Evaluation process. These evaluators observed all teachers in their classrooms a minimum of 8 times.

Talk About Teaching Word Document


Teacher Reflection Tips


Teacher Evaluation Scoring and Inter Rater Reliability
Dr. Voltz teaches evaluators how to score informal and formal observations using his scoring technique based on the evidence collected during the observation. In addition, participants of this webinar will learn how to help insure inter rater reliability between evaluators in a school district.

Dr. Voltz Scripted Techniques to gather informal observational data for Danielson Frameworks 3b Questioning and Discussion Techniques.

Dr. Voltz describes how to incorporate focused informal observation techniques for recording evidence around the Danielson Frameworks Component 3b, Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques

Taylor County KY School District Self Paced Classroom

If you want to change your schools and the instruction and learning that is taking place, then watch this video.

Six Steps for Effective Teacher Evaluation

Dr. Voltz describes his 6 steps to effective teacher evaluation. This video is produced to enhance the skills of teacher evaluators.

Focused informal Observations

Dr. Voltz describes how to conduct focused informal observations. This is one of the 6 steps to effective teacher evaluation.

Video Designed for Participants Who Have Successfully Completed the IASA Danielson Academy

Dr. Voltz's Favorite Reflective Question Stems

Danielson Framework with Early Learning Examples

Studying the Danielson Framework for Teaching in PreK-3rd Grade Classrooms

A White Paper of the Research and Preliminary Findings

Engaged Learning Strategies

Principal Explains Using Data for Observation of 3b

Great example of engaged student learning, watch this video.

Material for ISBE Academy
Teacher Supervision Advanced Training in the Danielson Model – Revised 2012 - AAC #1193

PowerPoint Presentation

Documents participants may want to use with this workshop:Domain 3 Instruction

Domain 2 The Classroom Environment

Will the Grading of Lesson Observations Improve Teacher Performance?

Pre-observation Form

Reflection Form

Guidance on Collecting Evidence of Teacher Practice Not Observable During Classroom Observations in Teacher Evaluation Systems

Guidance on District Decision Making

Model Teacher Evaluation System: Creating a Summative Rating

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Teacher absence as a leading indicator of student achievement …

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"There is no evidence that using test scores for teacher evaluation has been figured out. Danielson : via@**youtube**

Guidance on Using Illinois 5Essentials Survey Data in Administrator Evaluation

Danielson says "There is no evidence that using test scores for teacher evaluation works. My evidence for that is they are calling me for a solution."

Files needed for Dr. Voltz IPA Enhanced Training for Danielson Online AcademyTeachscape Rubric

2011 Danielson Frameworks for Teaching


Show and Tell for Teachers, Inspired by Reality TV

A new way to evaluate teachers — by teachers

IASA Articles on Illinois Teacher and Principal Evaluation Assessments & Requirements

Voltz shares tips for evaluation training

Teacher, principal evaluation programs updated

IASA's Voltz: Evaluator training 'doable,' but requires attention

Evaluation training presents some formidable challenges

Making Teacher Evaluations Meaningful: Sara Stoelinga

ISBE Poised to Align ISAT to PSAE, But May Low-Ball College Readiness Benchmarks

Many studies have found that the proficiency levels needed to “meet standards” on the Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) (given to third- through eighth- graders) are among the lowest in the nation, that they are much lower than the proficiency levels needed to “meet standards” on the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE) (given to eleventh-graders), and that they are even further behind when compared to the proficiency levels needed to be on track to college and career readiness.

Student surveys for children as young as 5 years old may help rate teachers

Students of all grades in Georgia will complete surveys intended to help evaluate teachers' effectiveness. If the pilot program is successful, feedback from students as young as kindergartners could be used to evaluate teachers beginning in the next school year. Georgia would be the first state to adopt such a system -- following individual U.S. districts that have adopted similar systems. Some critics, however, say students can be biased in their evaluations.

Teacher evaluation: What it should look like

A new report from Stanford University researcher Linda Darling-Hammond details what the components of a comprehensive teacher evaluation system should look like at a time when such assessments have become one of the most contentious debates in education today.

iPad Teacher Observation Tool Instructional Video

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

1. Working with their peers

2. Working with technology

3. Connecting the real world to the work we do/project-based learning

4. Clearly love what you do

5. Get me out of my seat!

6. Bring in visuals

7. Student choice

8. Understand your clients -- the kids

9. Mix it up!

10. Be human

IASA NEW "Teacher Evaluation" iPad App

IASA will be marketing a new iPad application for building level administrators to use for teacher evaluation purposes. This will be a joint venture between IASA and CRT. The application will allow a teacher evaluator to record evidence for formal observations, informal observations and classroom walkthroughs on an iPad. All of the recorded information will then be able to be accessed via a data base. The administrator will be able to select the teacher name, the Domain/Component and each evidence statement made for the evaluation period will be sorted for the administrator to review for summative and formative evaluation purposes.

In addition, the administrator can attach digital pictures or movie files to the teacher data base. All of this information will be digitally stored and instantly sorted and displayed for the administrator. The following are some screen shots from the software.

Teacher Evaluation iPad App

Evidence Form

2a Walkthrough App

CEC Training Program for Teacher and Principal Evaluation

Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education Position on Performance Evaluation

Principles of Instruction: Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know



Illinois To Train Teacher Assessors With Online Tools

Access to Teacher Evaluations Divides Advocates

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Seth Godin on why testing students more will not work.

Train the Trainer Program

Illinois Growth Through Learning Framework

IASA Train the Trainer Article

IPI Document

Editorial: Teacher evaluations, a joke no more

Danielson Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised edition)

Breaking news on the ISBE Prequalification Principal and Teacher Evaluation Training

Partners with CEC for the development of the teacher and principal evaluation training include:
  • DuPage ROE
  • ISU Center for the Study of Educational Policy
  • Teachscape
  • The Danielson Group
  • Value Added Research Center (VARC)

The teacher evaluation training will be the following:
  1. Administrators can choose to take the entire training online. The training will be an estimated 32 hours including four assessments that have to be successfully completed. There will be four modules. Module 1 will include training on PERA, SB7, and other new evaluation requirements. Module 2 will include specific training on Domains 2 and 3 (Classroom Environment and Instruction) from the Danielson Frameworks. Module 3 will be training on Danielson Domain 1, Planning and Preparation. Module 4 will be about Danielson Domain 4, Professional Responsibilities, having conversations with teachers about teaching (reflection) and how to design a professional development plan for the teacher.
  2. The district can decide to send one of its administrators to be become a certified ISBE trainer and that person could do the district's training but all the administrators must still pass the online assessment mentioned in 1 above.
  3. The district or districts could decide to bring a certified ISBE trainer to their district to provide a blended model of face to face and online training. All the administrators must still pass the online assessment mentioned in 1 above.
  4. The administrator may elect to proceed directly to the online assessment if the district has evidence that the administrators have previously attended Danielson training. All the administrators must still pass the online assessment mentioned in 1 above.

It would be my recommendation that all administrators participate in 1, 2 or 3 above. If the administrator fails the online assessment twice then the administrator must attend a more intense face-to-face training provided by ISBE.

The principal evaluation training will be 20 hours with similar training options as noted above for teacher evaluation training.

All principals with assistant principals must successfully complete both trainings. Most superintendents will also want to attend both trainings.

Teacher, principal evaluation training taking shape

CEC Presentation to PEAC on February 24, 2012

Revised Part 50 Rules Going to ISBE

ISBE Explanation of Proposed Rules Changes to Part 50; IMPORTANT TO READ

Danielson Article on Teacher Evaluation

An Evaluation Architect Says Teaching Is
Hard, but Assessing It Shouldn't Be

Op Ed by Bill Gates: For Teachers, Shame is No Solution

Study shows students can move from below basic to above proficient if they have 3 high performing teachers in a row.

Seven Misconceptions on How Students Learn

Education blogger Valerie Strauss addresses seven misconceptions about how students learn -- some of which are driving school reform. She asserts that basic facts can be included in engaging lessons; teachers talking should not be the focus of class; covering a lesson does not mean the material was taught; students' interests can be used to teach; acceleration does not equal rigor; a quiet classroom does not mean quality learning; and traditional schooling does not prepare students for life.

Danielson video on how IASA is training school administrators: "Why training just the administrators does not work"

Danielson and IASA

NBPTS: Teacher Evaluation; Getting It Right

Gathering Feedback for Teaching; Bill & Melinda Gates foundation

Summary of this reports findings:

Read how NY is introducing Danielson

Does this match your definition of Engaged Learning?

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Danielson Revised 2011 Rubric

ASCD Danielson Full Rubric

Danielson Scripting Form

Danielson/Voltz Scripting Form

Voltz T Square Observation Method

PERA Non-Regulatory Guidance

What this means for principals?

What this means for teachers?

Learning Pyramid

Senate Bill 7 PERA Outline

Final Education Reform Act Summary

Illinois Performance Standards for School Leaders

Transforming Teaching Work For Tomorrow

Danielson Teaching Frameworks Rubric with Indicators

Sample Pre Conference Form

Special Education Reflection Conference

Steps for Mail Merge Google Doc Walkthrough Form and email to teacher

Danielson Framework for Teaching and the

Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards

The Effective Educator Pages 35-39

Evaluations That Help Teachers Learn
Charlotte Danielson

National Board Professional Teaching Standards

Getting It Right

Professional Learning Communitites: Four Critical Questions:

New teacher evaluation systems in Tennessee have rough road ahead

Dr. Voltz's Twitter Messages related to teacher evaluation:

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In Teacher Ratings, Good Test Scores Are Sometimes Not Good Enough…

Public now can view ratings of 18,000 NYC teachers

Why corporate reformers like shaming public school teachers:

"Testing teaching, teaching testing."**edreform** #**edchat**

CEC says Illinois administrators can do the 20 hours of principal training entirely online. This might make Sept. 1, 2012 deadline doable.

CEC says Illinois administrators can do the 32 hours of teacher evaluation training entirely online. This might make Sept. 1, 2012 doable.

Study shows students can move from below basic to above proficient if they have 3 high performing teachers in a row.

'Value Added' Concept Proves Beneficial to Teacher Colleges

Students Learn Better with Engaged Parents

Is the meaning of "rigor" getting lost in the teacher-evaluation debate?

Dr. James Strange on Teacher Effect On Student Learning and Teacher Evaluation