High Reliability Schools
Dr Robert J Marzano’s vision for F–12 education is simple: the vast majority of schools can be highly effective in enhancing student learning. To show how, he created the Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework – a comprehensive improvement model for schools.
The Marzano High Reliability Schools™ framework does not add a new initiative to school efforts. Many schools are already implementing a wide range of effective initiatives, and many educators are already practising research-based strategies. The HRS framework does not replace professional learning communities, the Art and Science of Teaching framework, teacher evaluation and development, sound curriculum, vocabulary instruction, instruction in critical thinking and reasoning skills or formative assessment. Instead, this framework shows how best practices work together and provides indicators to empower regions, networks and schools to measure their progress on attaining five increasing levels of reliability:
Level 1: Safe and Collaborative Culture
Level 2: Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
Level 3: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Level 4: Standards-Referenced Reporting
Level 5: Competency-Based Education
Using the framework and indicators, schools can drive permanent, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement by synthesising multiple complex initiatives into one harmonious system.