High Reliability Schools

Reach the highest levels of school effectiveness

Dr Robert J Marzano’s vision for F–12 education is simple: the vast majority of schools can be highly effective in enhancing student learning. To show how, he created the High Reliability Schools™ framework – a comprehensive improvement model for schools. This framework, based on 40 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to achieve high reliability status — where all students learn the content and skills they need for success in school, careers and beyond.

Trusted by educators around the world, the High Reliability Schools framework serves as a long-term strategic planning guide for schools and regions.

Why become a High Reliability School?

The Marzano High Reliability Schools framework is based on decades of research and defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to achieve high reliability status:

  • 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

Each level has specific tangible benefits that will increase your school’s effectiveness and improve the outcomes for learners. Our experts and authors can support you and your staff every step of the way as you work to achieve all five levels of reliability and drive significant improvements in academic, social and emotional learning achievement.

Ready to learn more about becoming a high reliability school? Take the first step by downloading a free chapter from A Handbook for High Reliability Schools.

A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

A Handbook for High Reliability Schools

The Next Step in School Reform

In this invaluable manual for whole-school improvement, Dr Robert Marzano and his co-authors help you to transform your school into an organisation that takes proactive steps to prevent failure and ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy along with leading and lagging indicators, you’ll learn to assess, monitor and confirm the effectiveness of your school. This revised Australian edition has been adapted by Dr Janelle Wills to align with Australian educational policies and practices.

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