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Framework for Teaching 2011 Revised Edition

Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition) is the next generation of this research-validated instrument for teacher observation, evaluation and development. Charlotte Danielson has selected Teachscape as the exclusive electronic provider of this refined instrument. In the Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition) all the domains, components, and elements are identical to the earlier version. Therefore, the pre-existing research foundation applies. The Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition) is specifically enhanced to be used as an evaluation instrument. The enhancements contained in the Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition) are based on lessons learned from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project, a large scale research study funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that used the Framework for Teaching to evaluate over 20,000 classroom lessons. Based on her experience with the MET Project, Charlotte Danielson has enhanced her Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition) to be even more effective, precise, and useful as a tool for teacher evaluation.

See below for a summary of the key changes from the old version to the newly updated Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition).


Old version of the Framework for Teaching

Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition)

Rubrics for each component contain general language helpful for professional development but not well suited for precise evaluation.

Rubrics for each component have been revised to include more precise language enabling for better observer discernment
between teacher performance at different levels.

Absence of Critical Attributes makes it difficult to identify instructional evidence tied to each component and performance level.

Critical Attributes have been added for each Component and performance level. Critical attributes are specific observable teacher and/or student behaviors or actions that are evidence of
a teacher's performance at a specific performance level relative to a particular Component.

Absence of possible teaching
examples means that observers
must generate their own examples
without being sure they are

Possible teaching examples have been added for each level of performance, for each Component, to assist observer in determining examples of classroom practice that would observe as evidence for each Component.

With these new additions and adjustments, the Framework for Teaching (2011 Revised Edition) is now
the best, most reliable instrument available for high-stakes evaluation of teaching.