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Instructional and Leadership Frameworks

What is an instructional framework?

An instructional framework outlines a common language and vision for quality teaching that is shared by everyone in a school district. In Washington, OSPI approved the following research-based instructional frameworks that school districts can adopt to guide professional growth for teachers:

  1. UW Center for Educational Leadership’s 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning
  2. Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching
  3. Robert Marzano’s Teacher Evaluation Model

Want to know which instructional framework your district selected?

 Check out OSPI’s district selection table here. These instructional frameworks provide:

  • Common language for improving instructional practice;
  • Structure for broad professional development in schools or districts; and
  • Performance levels for self-assessment and for evaluation. 

What is a leadership framework?

 A leadership framework delineates a common language and vision for quality leadership that is shared by everyone in a school district.  OSPI approved the following research-based leadership frameworks that school districts can adopt to guide professional growth for principals and assistant principals:

  1. Association of Washington School Principals Leadership Framework
  2. Robert Marzano’s Leadership Evaluation Model

Want to know which leadership framework your district selected?

 Check out OSPI’s district selection table here. These leadership frameworks provide:

  • Common language for improving leadership practice;
  • Structure for broad professional development in schools or districts; and
  • Performance levels for self-assessment and for evaluation.

To learn more about the instructional and leadership frameworks, click here.

How do these frameworks connect with the new evaluation model?

Each part of the instructional and leadership frameworks is tied to at least one of the evaluation criteria for teachers and principals.

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