The Quality of Delivered Instruction Is No Longer Enough.

I’ll repeat that. The quality of delivered instruction is no longer enough to ensure adequate student performance.  But why? 

The brutal, yet consistently ignored truth is that the expert delivery of the wrong content will not produce improved student performance.  Which means that student success is now a function of system and delivery.  Below is the checklist for school success in the accountability era.

The Sequential Check List for School Improvement

1. A Scope and Sequence aligned to the standards

2. Pacing fidelity to the Scope and Sequence

3. Rigor fidelity to the Scope and Sequence

4. Frequent instructional planning that is aligned to the pacing and rigor of the Scope and Sequence

5. Short-cycle common assessments that are aligned to the pace and rigor of the Scope and Sequence.

6. Timely, strategic, and surgical review, re-teach and remediation strategies.

7. Data use to determine three critical instructional dynamics. A. Are we on pace? B. What strategies work? C. What strategies do not work?

8. Leadership lives in classrooms to cue practice, and ensure fidelity to planning.

9. On-going teacher training

10. Leadership committed to coaching staff up or coaching staff out, based on attitude and capacity.

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn…

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