By Jessie and Katie (M)
Born in 1946, Marzano received a bachelor's degree from Iona College in New York, a master's degree from Seattle University, and a doctorate from the University of Washington. Marzano is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Englewood, Colorado. He is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, effective leadership, and school intervention. His books include The Art and Science of Teaching and Effective Supervision. His translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are known all over the world and widely practiced.
Marzano has created numerous models which identify things like the direct cause-and-effect relationships between teaching practices and student achievement as well as the alignment each has with higher leadership. He has three main models of evaluation: Teacher, School Leadership, and District Leader. These models help teachers and leaders make the best decisions that will have the greatest benefit for their students. They provide strategies and tools to empower the teachers so that they can focus on the ultimate goal of improving student learning.
Marzano as also developed the concept of testing based on the given standards. He believes that if a lesson is more performance based, then the test should also be performanced based. He has also created strategies for teaching with diversity so that each student has the capability to succeed.