Marzano High Reliability Schools Framework
Based on 40 years of research, the Marzano High Reliability Schools (HRS) framework serves as a longterm strategic planning guide for schools and districts. Rather than constantly seeking new initiatives, the framework encourages educators to concentrate their efforts on five key areas of operation: 1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture 2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom 3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum 4. Standards-Referenced Reporting 5. Competency-Based Education.
In order to measure success at each level, school leaders must select leading and lagging indicators that are appropriate for their schools.
Leading indicators show what a school should work on to achieve a high reliability level. Example of a leading indicator: the faculty and staff perceive the school environment as safe and orderly.
Lagging indicators are the evidence a school gives—such as pictures, videos, or data sets—to validate its achievement of a high reliability level, particularly in areas where there is general agreement that the school should improve. Example of a lagging indicator: one or no incidents occur each year in which student safety is compromised.