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NorthStar supported Noble in the development of a Distinguished Teacher program that is unique in several ways.

  1. It acknowledges that great teaching is complex, there’s no single data-point or observation rubric that can identify it, and there’s a diverse range of ways in which people help students achieve incredible impact.

  2. It sidesteps traditional evaluation processes by taking an application-based approach.  This allows for a more diverse and higher bar for showcasing excellence and results in significant costs savings.

One critical component of the Distinguished Teacher program is the Distinguished Teacher framework.  This framework defines five dimensions by which a teacher’s impact can be understood:

  • Student growth

  • Classroom culture

  • Instructional rigor

  • Inclusion and relevance

  • Extended impact