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Lewis and Clark Elementary School Achieves HRS Level 2 Certification

News Release

For Immediate Release

April 6, 2023

Lewis and Clark Elementary School Achieves HRS Level 2 Certification

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Lewis and Clark Elementary School has achieved Level 2 “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom” certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™.

The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research and is based on 50 years of educational research to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure success for every student. Using a five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.

Schools must collect data and validate their performance to achieve each level of the hierarchy. Certification is determined by Marzano Research analysts in cooperation with school data teams.

School leaders and educators developing and maintaining effective instruction in every classroom by building and sharing a common language were addressed and evaluated in Level 2.

The school achieved Level 1 certification in 2019.

"The certification process has provided the students, families, and staff at Lewis and Clark Elementary School the opportunity to evaluate the areas of success and areas of growth," said Principal Loren Hoheisel. "Once we know better, we strive to do better. Throughout this journey, it became clear that with the systems currently in place at school and district levels, Lewis and Clark Elementary School and Grand Forks Public Schools have incredible educators in our classrooms."

All schools within Grand Forks Public Schools are working toward Level 2 certification.

About Marzano Research: Marzano Research combines Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s educational research with action research. Marzano Research provides K–12 educators with solutions for instruction, reflective teaching, curriculum development, leadership, student engagement, and competency-based education.