Six Standards for High Performing Schools

from 50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap by Downey, Steffy, Poston, and English

Standard One:  Establish a Well-Crafted, Focused, Valid, and Clear Curriculum to Direct Teaching.

Standard Two:  Provide Assessments Aligned with the Curriculum

Standard Three:  Align Program and Instructional Resources with the Curriculum and Provide Student Equality and Equity

Standard Four:  Use a Mastery Learning Approach and Effective Teaching Strategies

Standard Five:  Establish Curriculum Expectations, Monitoring, and Accountability

Standard Six:  Institute Effective District and School Planning, Staff Development, and Provide a Quality Learning Environment

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