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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.

Workshops and In-School Support Services

Suggested formats:

  • A one-day overview engages participants in reflecting on their own schools through the lens of high reliability and how HRS is a data-driven leadership process.
  • A series of one-day sessions to address specific levels of the HRS framework.
  1. Workshop

Our experts and authors can support you and your staff every step of the way as you work to achieve all five levels of reliability and drive significant improvements in both academic and social and emotional learning achievement.

  • Learn why the HRS framework is a powerful solution for school improvement.
  • Discover ways to use collaborative teams to address common issues regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction, and achievement of all students.
  1. Interactive webinars – Tailored sessions to focus on specific levels of the HRS framework to meet the individual needs of the school
  1. Certification – Schools can apply for HRS certification at one or more levels. For schools that have attained one or more levels of reliability, Marzano Resources offers formal certification to share with their community and stakeholders. Certification is determined by Marzano Resources analysts on the basis of HRS surveys, data collection, and analysis.

Schools use certification as a way to celebrate and officially document the work they have accomplished. Included with certification:

  • An HRS award certificate
  • A Marzano Resources press release
  • A digital HRS logo to use on the school’s website and social media accounts
  • The school’s logo featured on the Marzano Resources website

Who should attend?

Teacher leaders and school leadership teams engaged in strategic planning for school improvement.

Contact us today to discuss how our professional learning solutions can transform your school.

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