When ANet coach Annie Augustus began working with six of the 90/90 schools in Detroit, she saw six schools all working on similar instructional priorities. She organized regular meetings that brought ANet coaches and the district team together.Read More
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District leaders returned home from Standards Institute inspired to implement some of what they learned. Sharing their enthusiasm was easy, but passing on the knowledge and understanding they gained felt like a monumental task. For support, they turned to ANet to create customized PD for their teams this summer.Read More
High-quality coaching an equal, transparent partnership for leaders who would otherwise face new challenges alone. Coaches provide curriculum guidance, assessment preparation, staff evaluation, data analysis, and professional development. These can improve instruction and raise test scores.Read More
Discussion is a necessary piece of learning to fully understand, challenge, and support one's ideas and evidence. Learn how University Prep Academy’s teachers got more students speaking up in class than ever before!Read More
Many districts are investing heavily in curriculum to improve teaching and learning. But you’ll only get so far if you only pay attention to curriculum, because assessments can actively work against a good curriculum. ANet helped LDOE grapple with this dilemma.Read More
Principal Tricia Menzhuber at St. John Paul II Academy in northeast Minneapolis is passionate about learning—and not just for students.Read More
Refine your assessment strategy: 4 benefits of reducing testing and refocusing on teaching [Infographic]
Despite widespread dissatisfaction with too much testing, district leaders often feel powerless to change their situation. Fortunately, there are actions they can take. Check out this infographic to see the impact our partners made.Read More
Despite widespread dissatisfaction with too much testing, district leaders often feel powerless to change their situation. Fortunately, there are actions they can take. Check out this infographic to get a sense of the process outlined in our new white paper.Read More
We are excited to release our new white paper on refining system-level assessment strategy. You’ll learn the steps of the process and understand some key insights that can help you get the most out of your assessment strategy efforts.Read More
A thoughtful, balanced assessment strategy is about more than just testing: it’s about creating better experiences for our teachers and students.Read More
ANet is excited to announce the launch of our Breakthrough Results Fund, a multi-year collaboration with up to six school systems focused on creating coherent supports for great instruction at both the school and central-office levels.Read More
As a school leader, you can get so focused on student learning that you overlook your own learning. But the instructional leadership team at MAS Charter School see a direct connection between leader learning and teachers’ and students’ achievement.Read More
We created this guide for principals and instructional coaches to use as a tool to structure conversations with probing and reflective questions.Read More
Strategies to assemble and support a great instructional leadership team at your school. (video)Read More
"This superintendent was facing the same challenge as many other districts—all his assessments were getting lumped into the accountability world."Read More