With school improvement initiatives, quality trumps quantity every time.
Today, a vast array of techniques, plans and initiatives purport to improve student performance. But a “shotgun” approach—trying many strategies at once without the deep focus they need to succeed—always falls short.
The Focus Model solves this growing problem with a method for carefully selecting initiatives and getting the most out of them, detailing:
With The Focus Model, your school will benefit from the truth that less is more in planning for improvement.
“Here's a first-synthesis of today's best suggestions about how we can make school improvement a reality instead of a hope. A seasoned, perceptive author has assembled an excellent collection of school-improvement tactics that are demonstrable winners.”
—W. James Popham, Emeritus Professor
“If the US implements the Common Core Curriculum it will require a constructive alignment between the standards, the teaching, and the assessment. Jones highlights these latter two critical parts of schooling in a way that not only makes the alignment constructive, but he increases the probability of acceleration in student learning.”
—John Hattie, Director
Melbourne Education Research Institute