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Danielson Framework

The Framework for Teaching is designed to help districts promote a common definition and understanding of excellence in teaching, one that everyone—teachers, administrators, and the larger community—can easily comprehend.

Charlotte Danielson developed the Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument in 2011 and further enhanced it in 2013 to facilitate evaluations, and consequently has enhanced the language of her original Framework throughout to be as clear as possible. In addition, beginning with the 2011 Edition, she added critical attributes and possible examples of teaching at each performance level for each component. The definitions and expectations for each domain and component within each performance level are clear and precise, intentionally designed to be understood by all, regardless of role, position, or experience level.