TalentEd Calibration

Develop inter-rater reliability while facilitating precise, standardized results throughout the observation process.

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TalentEd Calibration
Instill confidence in the evaluation process with inter-rater reliability

Only one in five educators think they’re assessed fairly during the evaluation process, which makes it difficult for educators and administrators to work together to improve instructional effectiveness.

TalentEd Calibration helps deliver evaluation objectivity and equity by facilitating precise, standardized results throughout the observation process.

Built in partnership with Teaching and Learning Solutions (TLS), the industry leader in inter-rater reliability research, Calibration offers embedded accuracy measures with research-based scoring and objective data collection — ensuring fair and consistent observation processes that educators can trust, and administrators can stand behind.

What educators want with Calibration


Believe that lack of trust is an obstacle in the creation of a personalized professional learning climate.


Feel that their work is assessed unfairly in the educator evaluation process.


Of all educators in a study of 14 large school districts were evaluated as “satisfactory.”


Calibration brings trust and objectivity to the educator evaluation process.

Expert-developed solutions
Created in partnership with the industry leader in observation best practices and inter-rater reliability research, Teaching and Learning Solutions (TLS).

Integrated Observer training
Access self-service courses designed to train observers in framework alignment and observation best practices.

Inter-rater reliability
Proven methods to obtain and measure accuracy are embedded into observer certification trainings and improve inter-rater reliability.

Embedded accuracy measures
Three key measures explain observer objectivity, compare individual scoring to a colleague, and examine how closely aligned the colleague is to the accuracy measure.

Precise measurement and accuracy in the evaluation process.

Research-based scoring
Solution syncs with school- or district-specific frameworks and rubrics.

Objective data collection
Resources provided to help evaluators collect valid, defensible evidence.

Automated scoring
No pass–fail scoring; educators and administrators receive instant access to detailed, individual evaluation results.

Actionable evaluation results
Detailed evaluation feedback indicates when an evaluator was too easy or too hard on their scoring, and how their scoring compares with other evaluators.

Designed with observer tools needed to conduct objective evaluations.

Relevant, master-scored videos
Observers garner best practices by viewing realistic teaching scenarios in relevant, high-quality video content.

Scripting tool
Easy-to-use scripting tool helps observers demonstrate their ability to collect evidence and select reasoned ratings.

Exclusive, private library access
Access The Teaching Channel’s videos not readily available from other content providers.


Analytics drive educator effectiveness

We don’t rely on complex, third-party solutions for reporting – because analytics are embedded in our solutions.

Dashboards and reports make it easy to track, manage and monitor all professional learning and evaluation activities, while analysis tools provide insights into districtwide progress.

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