Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model


The Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model is based on in-depth research and an extensive review of contemporary literature in school administrator leadership. To develop the model, Dr. Marzano and his associates first conducted a survey of the available research on school administrator competence. From this survey, specific school leader actions and behaviors were identified that, historically, have had a relationship with student achievement. Based on the findings, Dr. Marzano identified 24 categories of principal actions and behaviors and strategically organized them into five domains that, if used consistently, will spur measurable teacher improvement with corresponding gains in student achievement.

The Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model identifies 24 elements of principal actions and behaviors which have been organized into five domains. Further, for each of the 24 elements within the five domains, scales have been developed along with example evidences of success.

The Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model offers a comprehensive approach to school leadership evaluation that aligns with the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards for school leaders and provides clear evidences to help school administrators evaluate school leaders fairly and reliably.

When principals and school administrators empower and support teachers and promote a school-wide emphasis on student academic growth, the quality of achievement for students, teachers, schools, and communities improves. The Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model develops effective school administrators with an unwavering focus on driving student achievement. The Marzano Leadership Evaluation Model provides principals and administrators with strategies and tools to empower their teachers, so leaders and teachers can focus together on the ultimate objective: improving student learning.

A summary of the domains and elements are as follows:

  • Domain 1 – A Data-Driven Focus on Student Achievement (5 elements)
  • Domain 2 – Continuous Improvement of Instruction (5 elements)
  • Domain 3 – A guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (3 elements)
  • Domain 4 – Cooperation and Collaboration (5 elements)
  • Domain 5 – School Climate (6 elements)

Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model Rubrics Aligned to the State Criteria

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