The Framework for Great Schools encourages parents, educators, school communities, and external stakeholders to work together to improve student achievement. This collaborative focus will ensure that every child is consistently ready for the next grade, level, and set of challenges.
Based on the Four Pillars, the Framework for Great Schools takes us away from market-based competitive models to an approach focused on collaboration. This new model looks at how schools can improve, and students can achieve more, when all members of the community work together.
Based on robust research, the six elements of the Framework identify the areas that we must improve to accomplish high student achievement. By focusing attention and resources on what it takes for schools to function well, the Framework for Great Schools identifies the underlying strengths and weaknesses of a school and shows community members concrete ways to improve.
Read about the research behind the framework and the connection to the DOE's accountability system. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For guidance on applying the Framework for Great Schools, see A Vision for School Improvement and these supporting resources and activities.