The following Best Practice Framework provides descriptions of educational best practices that high performing, high poverty schools and school districts in California have in common. From the framework you can link to real world examples of how high performing districts and schools are turning these behaviors into successful practice.
|Student Learning: Expectations and Goals||Provide clear, prioritized academic objectives by grade and subject that all students are expected to master||Implement the district's written curriculum and ensure that all students achieve specific academic goals||Ensure the district's written curriculum is taught to and mastered by all students|
|Staff Selection, Leadership, and Capacity Building||Provide strong leaders, highly qualified teachers, and aligned professional development||Select, develop, and allocate staff based on student learning||Collaborate in grade level / subject teams focused on student learning|
|Instructional Programs, Practices, and Arrangements||Provide evidence-based instructional programs||Ensure the use of evidence-based programs, practices, and arrangements in every classroom||Use evidence-based programs, practices, and arrangements|
|Monitoring: Compilation, Analysis, and Use of Data||Develop student assessment and data monitoring systems to monitor school performance||Monitor teacher performance and student learning||Monitor student learning|
|Recognition, Intervention, and Adjustment||Recognize, intervene, or adjust based on school performance||Recognize, intervene, or adjust based on teacher performance||Recognize, intervene, or adjust based on student performance|