Recently five members of our leadership team participated in the High Reliability Schools Summit: the next step in school reform.
The High Reliability Schools framework explicitly supports improvement initiatives such as; professional learning communities, The Art & Science of Teaching framework, teacher performance and development plans, curriculum implementation, vocabulary instruction, instruction in critical thinking and reasoning skills and formative assessment, standards-based grading and reporting systems, or student mastery systems.
Robert Marzano, Janelle Wills, Gavin Grift and Jan Hoegh introduced the High Reliability Schools framework. Robert Marzano provided an introductory keynote, followed by concurrent workshop sessions by each of the presenters. Participants addressed leading indicators and samples of practice in each session for the Marzano high reliability model. Participants also took part in some self-assessment of their own situation in regards to the levels and were introduced to the concept of leading and lagging indicators a school might use to measure their progress within a designated level.