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Prioritized Lever 1:

Strong School Leadership and Planning

Effective campus instructional leaders with clear roles and responsibilities develop, implement, and monitor focused improvement plans that address the causes of low performance.


Foundational Essential Actions describe what the most effective schools do first to support powerful teaching and learning.


Develop campus instructional leaders (principal, assistant principal, teacher leaders) with clear roles and responsibilities


  • Campus instructional leaders have clear, written, and transparent roles and responsibilities, and core leadership tasks are scheduled on weekly calendars (observations, debriefs, team meetings).

  • Performance expectations are clear, written, measurable, and match the job responsibilities.

  • Campus instructional leaders use consistent, written protocols and processes to lead their department, grade-level teams, or other areas of responsibility.

  • Campus instructional leaders meet on a weekly basis to focus on student progress and formative data.

  • Principal improves campus leaders through regularly scheduled, job-embedded professional development consistent with best practices for adult learning, deliberate modeling, and observation and feedback cycles.

  View Professional Development Opportunities Aligned to Lever 1

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