In 2008, Partners began the process of creating a framework and rubric that would help us to synthesize and more clearly communicate our knowledge of best practices for transforming schools. We based our framework on a careful analysis of our most successful schools, making sure to ground and frame our experiential knowledge in the most up to date research on effective teaching and leadership practices. The resulting products of this work are our School Transformation Framework and Rubric, tools that specify research-based best practices in instruction, teacher professional learning, and leadership. The Framework and Rubric provide a roadmap for the work that school leaders and teachers undertake to continuously improve their instructional programs.
We support schools to build a strong core instructional program that ensures all students are learning at high levels. We help them to define what students need to learn, identify best practices for delivering instruction, and put in place a comprehensive system for using assessments to identify learning needs and monitor progress.