Close the Achievement Gap with Equity Walkthroughs

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School Improvement Network Video Shows How to Close the Racial Achievement Gap with Equity Walkthroughs

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Developing strategies to help close the achievement gap among all students is critical to our cause of helping 100 percent of students become college and career ready.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced a new video segment showing how to close the achievement gap among students of different races using equity walkthroughs.

“Developing strategies to help close the achievement gap among all students is critical to our cause of helping 100 percent of students become college and career ready,” said Chet Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. “This video showing equity walkthroughs is a potentially powerful method for closing the achievement gap and helping every student succeed and grow.”

Educators who watch this video will see a walkthrough model to close the achievement gap in which teachers observe learning inside each other’s classrooms. The walkthrough model includes four basic steps:
1.    The teacher meets with the team and asks them to observe their focus students.
2.    The team visits the classroom to observe the focus students and what could be done to close the achievement gap.
3.    The team gathers to share what they observed.
4.    The team returns to the classroom to see if their feedback worked.

Click here to see the video on using equity walkthroughs to close the achievement gap.

Click here to see research on how to close the achievement gap with the tools within the Educator Effectiveness System.

About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice, and gives educators a set of powerful tools and teacher training videos to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System increase educator effectiveness and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency an average of 19 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com/.

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