2: High Standards and Expectations

High-performing schools show evidence that each teacher believes “all students can learn and I can teach them.”  Staff members are dedicated to helping every student achieve challenging state and local standards.  All students are engaged in an appropriately ambitious and rigorous course of study in which the high standards of performance are clear and consistent and the conditions for learning are modified and differentiated. This results in all students being prepared for success in the workplace, postsecondary education, and civic responsibilities.

1 A Guide to Common Core State Standards-Based IEPs
2 Equitable Access to opportunities and experiences ...
3 Supporting Student Success By Building Resiliency Skills
4 Bibliography of Resources at the SERC Library on High Standards and Expectations
5 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Learning Community
6 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Data-Driven Decision Making
7 SUSTAINING SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT: Professional Development
8 Building a New Structure For School Leadership
9 Promising Practices in CT Schools
10 Bridging the Gap Between Standards and Achievement
11 Connecticut’s Preschool Curriculum Framework
12 Connecticut Preschool Assessment Framework
13 Improving Reading and Writing Skills in Language Arts Courses and Across the Curriculum
14 A Practical Guide to Talking With Your Community About No Child Left Behind and Schools in Need of Improvement
15 High Schools That Work: Findings from the 1996 and 1998 Assessments
16 Work-Based Learning: Good News, Bad News and Hope