Friday, May 9, 2008

According to the Education Hub on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website:
Much research has been conducted as to what makes a great school. There are many intangible components. However, research supports the notion that great schools and school systems tend to have six common elements:
  1. Clear Standards
  2. Fair Assessments
  3. Curriculum Framework
  4. Instruction
  5. Materials & Resources
  6. Interventions
In fact, PDE even created an illustration:

However, the more time I spend looking at that image, the more time I spend thinking about increasing student achievement, I tend to see this:

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