Six District 100 Schools Receive National Certification

The Belvidere School District is pleased to announce that Lincoln Elementary School has reached Level 2 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Level 2 certification means Lincoln Elementary has established “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom,” which focuses on the responsibility of both school leaders and teachers in ensuring high-quality instruction.

Caledonia, Meehan and Seth Whitman Elementary as well as Belvidere North and Belvidere High Schools have reached the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Washington Academy reached Level One certification in November, 2017. Level 1 certification means that these schools have created a “Safe and Collaborative Culture,” which is the foundation for every level that follows. Without such a culture, student achievement will be compromised. Day-to-day school operations are addressed and evaluated in Level 1.

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.

“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.