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HRS Level 1 Certification

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                                

May 22, 2019

Nathan Twining Elementary & Middle School Achieves HRS Level 1 Certification

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Nathan Twining Elementary & Middle School has achieved Level 1 Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™.

The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research and 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.

“This recognition affirms the collaborative efforts at the school level that leads to teachers taking risks resulting in improved adult and student learning at a substantive level,” said Dr. Terry Brenner, Superintendent of Schools. For eighteen schools to be concurrently certified speaks volumes to principal and teacher leadership. Like our community, I am proud of our school districts.”

Day-to-day school operations were addressed and evaluated in Level 1. Marzano Research analysts completed on-site visits May 14-15.

Grand Forks Public Schools will work toward Level 2 Effective Teaching in Every Classroom certification during the 2019-2020 school year.

About Marzano Research: Marzano Research combines Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s 50 years of educational research with continuous action research in all major areas of schooling. An all-inclusive professional learning center, the company provides K–12 educators with solutions for instruction, reflective teaching, curriculum development, leadership, student engagement, and competency-based education. Marzano Research’s services and products include customizable on-site professional development, educator events, books, videos, and online courses using research-based instructional strategies designed to effect profound improvement in student achievement.

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