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Follow a planned course of excellence. To help simplify your PD planning, Marzano Research has designed professional learning experiences closely aligned to the research and recommendations found in our books. With high-quality, targeted content and the flexibility to adapt to your schedule and needs, our services make it easier to plot an intentional path to success.

Learning First

“My focus has always started at the individual student level in the classroom and moved out from there. That may be a big difference between me and other reformers. District and school administrators must ensure that specific interventions are enacted in every classroom in every school.”

—Robert J. Marzano

Set Descending Direction
  1. Assessment and Measurement in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Assessment and Measurement in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    You’ve taken the plunge into the deep end of competency-based learning. Now how will you measure student proficiency? This workshop introduces the concept of and practical strategies for taking a measurement perspective to support a system in which teachers test less but assess more.

  2. Customizing the Critical Concepts Proficiency Scales

    Customizing the Critical Concepts Proficiency Scales

    Work with a Marzano Research associate to customize your purchased set of Marzano Research Critical Concepts proficiency scales.
  3. Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading

    Formative Assessment and Standards-Based Grading

    Take measure of your assessment practices. Are they helping students understand and attain learning goals? Are they helping you refine your instruction, give feedback, and report on student progress? Learn research-based practices for using quality formative assessments aligned with solid grading practices, and enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing your instructional decisions are based on sound assessment data.

  4. Making Classroom Assessments Valid and Reliable

    Making Classroom Assessments Valid and Reliable

    This workshop will equip your teachers and educational leaders for this critical task with step-by-step guidelines to increase their effectiveness.

  5. Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards

    Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards

    Revolutionize curriculum, instruction, and assessment in your school. Since the release of the Next Generation Science Standards, educators have sought to make the new standards doable and meaningful in a classroom setting.

  6. Scheduling and Reporting in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Scheduling and Reporting in a Personalized Competency-Based System

    Gain practical guidance for scheduling and reporting in a personalized competency-based system. Both scheduling and reporting in a personalized competency-based system can look very different from current practices. This workshop will help you work within your current system by making tweaks to the schedule or completely rethinking the traditional schedule.

  7. Standards-Based Grading for School Leaders

    Standards-Based Grading for School Leaders

    Implement effective grading practices. Transform your school's grading system into one that really shows what students know. Your team will explore specific aspects of standards-based grading implementation, from identifying prioritized standards and composing proficiency scales to creating aligned assessments and revising report cards.