The Marzano Research Group has developed the High Reliability Schools™ framework to identify best practices to implement in schools to improve student achievement. The framework organizes existing findings (research) on a wide variety of issues such as teacher and school leader development, instructional strategies, assessment and reporting, and more within one model. It identifies and explains five levels of performance that define a high reliability school (Marzano Research Group, website).
The five levels of performance are:
Level 1 - Safe and Collaborative Culture
Level 2 - Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
Level 3 - Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Level 4 - Standards-Referenced Reporting
Level 5 - Competency-Based Education
During the 2021-2022 school year, Wayne Thomas School worked to attain Level 1 certification.