Frequently Asked Questions

The Palm Beach Focused Model was selected by a committee comprised of teachers, CTA representatives, principals, and district staff. It is based on the work of Dr. Robert J. Marzano and Learning Science International. It embraces the premise that all instructional personnel are capable of improving their practice regardless of their level of performance.

Category 1A Teachers

What are Category 1A Teachers?

  • Employees who are in their first year of employment with the District. Time starts on the employment contract date and does not include administrative and/or previous teaching time with the District or teaching time in other Counties/States/Countries as delineated in Article VIII, Section B of the CTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. For FY19, those hired on or after January 10, 2018.
Category 1B Teachers
Category 2 Teachers
Deliberate Practice Elements
Deliberate Practice Score
Desired Effect
Dominant Element
Goals & Scales
Instructional Practice Score
Marzano Liaisons
Number of Elements
Observation Instruments
Observation Schedule
Overall Teacher Evaluation
Pre/Post Conferences
Scales vs Rubric
Signing My Evaluation
Student Learning Growth Score