Leading High Reliability Schools Webinar
Presented by Phil Warrick


Creating the conditions in which others can succeed is one of the highest duties of leadership. To meet that challenge, the Marzano Research team developed the High Reliability Schools (HRS) model.

The HRS model is intended to serve as a guide for school leaders as they engage in short- and long-term school-improvement planning. The model is focused clearly on school improvement through research-based practices. Levels 1, 2, and 3 are foundational and must be worked on continually in all schools. Levels 4 and 5 are optional for schools but can provide a higher level of school reliability for student learning if they are implemented.

The HRS framework uses two key ideas to guide school leaders in their work. Those ideas are referred to as leading and lagging indicators.

Leading indicators are important conditions that are known to be associated with school improvement.

Lagging indicators are the data and/or artifacts of practice that leaders can clearly see or observe to indicate the leading indicators are, in fact, in place in their schools.

The HRS framework is applicable to all schools and can serve as a school turnaround framework as well as a good-to-great framework.

In this webinar, Dr. Phil Warrick will overview the framework and the concepts of leading and lagging indicators as they pertain to school leadership. He will also overview the HRS process and show sample practices within various levels of the HRS framework.

The five levels of the High Reliability Schools model include:

Level 1: Safe and Collaborative Culture

Level 2: Effective Teaching in Every Classroom

Level 3: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum

Level 4: Standards-Referenced Reporting of Student Progress

Level 5: Competency-Based Education





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