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HRS Certification

Tortolita Middle School 1st Day Welcome

All Marana Unified schools are on the journey of striving to achieve High Reliability Schools (HRS) Level 1 Certification, creating a Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative culture. The following schools have received Level 1 certification:

The Marzano HRS framework serves as a long-term strategic planning guide for schools and districts. Rather than constantly seeking new initiatives, leaders are encouraged to concentrate their school improvement efforts on five key areas: (Level 1) Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture, (Level 2) Effective Teaching in Every Classroom, (Level 3) Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, (Level 4) Standards-Referenced Reporting, and (Level 5) Competency-Based Education.

The HRS program was created by Marzano Resources to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using the research-based five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess, monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.

The HRS program was created by Marzano Resources to help transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success.

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 content and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.

Schools must collect data and validate their performance to climb each level of the hierarchy. Certification is determined by Marzano Resources analysts in cooperation with school data teams. Using the HRS framework and indicators, schools can drive sustained, positive, and significant impacts on student achievement by synthesizing multiple complex initiatives into one harmonious system.