A.I. Prince Technical High School (Hartford), Howell Cheney Technical High School (Manchester), H.H. Ellis Technical High School (Danielson), Norwich Technical High School (Norwich) and Bullard-Havens Technical High School (Bridgeport), part of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS), are pleased to announce the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Level 1 certification means these schools have created a “Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture,” which is the foundation for every level that follows. Without such a culture, student achievement will be compromised. Day-to-day school operations are addressed and evaluated in Level 1.
The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Resources to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.
“These schools were already doing outstanding work to ensure students success, and cultivate safe and supportive learning communities,” said Jeffrey Wihbey, CTECS Superintendent of Schools. “This latest accomplishment is a testament to the hard work of our school staff, and their commitment to putting students first. The certification gives our teachers additional instructional and support tools to continuing improving their professional practice.”
This framework, based on 50 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of performance that a school must master to become an HRS—where all students learn the co