Certification Levels for High Reliability Schools
Level 1 addresses the factors considered foundational to the well-being of a school. Namely, do faculty, staff, students, parents, and the community feel that the school is safe and maximizes collaboration for the enhancement of student learning?
Campuses that achieve Level 1 Certification must have proof the following indicators have been met:
Level 2 addresses factors that relate to developing and maintaining effective instruction in every classroom. This is the central feature of effective schooling- the quality of teaching in the classroom.
Campuses that achieve Level 2 Certification must have proof the following indicators have been met:
Level 3 addresses having a guaranteed and viable curriculum, focused on enhancing student learning. Guaranteed means that all teachers are aware of the content they are responsible for teaching and are, in fact, teaching that content (standards).
This approach ensures that every student has the opportunity to learn the grade- and subject- appropriate content on which they will be assessed. Viable means that the amount of content is teachable in the time available for instruction. Essentially, a guaranteed and viable curriculum is one that can be taught in the time available and is being taught in every classroom.
Campuses that achieve Level 3 Certification must have proof the following indicators have been met: