Teacher Effectiveness Framework

Turn observations into transformative learning experiences with the Teacher Effectiveness Framework*

*Built around the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards—the teaching standards of choice for 19 of the top 25 education programs in the US.


Make every conversation more meaningful

The Teacher Effectiveness Framework (TEF) is a comprehensive framework that helps you go beyond compliance to turn evaluations into meaningful experiences that lead to teacher growth—and increased student achievement.

Now a more effective, and simpler, way to collect evidence of great practice

Observations Drive PD. TEF tightly connects observation results with PD recommendations, turning your evaluations into transformative experiences that help your teachers improve and, in turn, your students be more successful.
Standards Aligned. TEF shows you how to align teaching to core standards and 21st century learning.
Based on InTASC. TEF is based on the InTASC Standards, the most thoroughly researched teacher effectiveness standards in the world.
Simpler Evaluations. No more long lists of indicators or elements to check off—TEF narrows it down to 24 indicators of excellent teaching.
Flexible. TEF is a flexible, customizable framework designed to serve you—your objectives, your state requirements, etc.
Support. Get in-depth support to help you quickly understand the standards and use them in your evaluations immediately.

The Teacher Effectiveness Framework gives you the tools you need to support meaningful professional learning

24 Indicators. TEF offers four domains, seven standards, and 24 teacher and student indicators that are the yardsticks for measuring teacher effectiveness.
Evidence Guides. TEF's evidence guides help you determine whether teachers are adequately demonstrating indicators.
Coaching Questions. Over 100 coaching questions help you guide teachers to improve their practice.
PD Recommendations. PD video recommendations provide personalized learning based on observation results.

TEF also comes with a host of digital observation tools that streamline and simplify the observation and support process

Observation 360

Observation 360

Observation 360 is a resource that allows you to set benchmarks, create standardized observation techniques, and gather meaningful metrics that can drive personalized professional development.

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Evidence 360

Evidence 360

Evidence 360 is a tool for quickly typing notes on what you observe and then aligning those notes to the indicators in the framework.

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Process Tools

Process tools let you establish and track a long-term workflow, including goals, follow-up meetings, and learning activities.

Mobile Version

Mobile friendly

TEF can be used with your Apple or Android device.

The Teacher Effectiveness Framework brings the power of the Educator Effectiveness System into your professional learning process

TEF automatically integrates with the tools and resources in the Educator Effectiveness System (EES), making it possible to bring the power of EES into your observation and evaluation process.

Personalized PD. Create personalized PD plans by recommending videos from the PD 360 library that can help your teachers improve their practice. Add your own resources to the plan as you see fit.
Track workflow. Use a TEF process template to establish and track a long-term workflow, including goals, follow-up meetings, and learning activities you might create around TEF.
Standards Support. Get standard-by-standard, grade-by-grade support for Common Core implementation.

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Find out how TEF can help you turn observations into transformative experiences that lead to more effective teachers and improved student outcomes.

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