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Rockwall ISD schools achieve Level 1 certification in High Reliability Schools program

Pictured (Left to Right): Superintendent Dr. John Villarreal, Principal of Cullins-Lake Point ES, Jill Baird; Principal of Dobbs ES, Dr. Ruth Johnson; Principal of Jones ES, Teresa Twedell; Principal of Hays ES, Tammi Schmitt; Principal of Quest Academy, Derrice Randle; Principal of Nebbie Williams ES, Lisa Gielow; Principal of Cain MS, Megan Gist and Chief Academic Officer Sara Bonser. Not pictured: Reinhardt ES.

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 21, 2017) Rockwall ISD is pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification for Cullins-Lake Pointe ES, Dobbs ES, Hays ES, Jones ES, Nebbie Williams ES, Reinhardt ES and Quest Academy in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Cain MS achieved certifications in levels 2 and 3.

Level 1 certification means the school has created a “Safe and Collaborative Culture,” which is the foundation for every level that follows.

Level 2 certification means the school has established “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom,” which focuses on the responsibility of both school leaders and teachers in ensuring high-quality instruction.

Level 3 certification means the school has created a “Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum,” which requires schools to create a single curriculum that is taught by all teachers.

The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.

This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become an HRS—where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.

“As you move through the levels, it represents a complete transformation in how schools are run,” says CEO Robert J. Marzano.

Schools must collect data and validate their performance to climb each level of the hierarchy. Certification is determined by Marzano Research analysts in cooperation with school data teams.

Using the HRS framework and indicators, schools can drive sustained, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement by synthesizing multiple complex initiatives into one harmonious system.

About Marzano Research

Marzano Research is a joint venture between Solution Tree and Dr. Robert J. Marzano. In service to educators, the company synthesizes Dr. Marzano’s scope of educational research, world-renowned for its breadth and depth, into accessible components teachers and principals can use for concrete gains in student learning. Continuous action research ensures Marzano Research strategies are always at the forefront of best practice.

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