Our support for systems
Clear strategy and strong leadership at the system level can have positive ripple effects throughout all the schools and classrooms in a district or CMO. ANet’s support helps put these conditions in place.
A culture of learning that’s more than the sum of its parts
From the classroom to the school to the district, students and educators succeed when everyone works toward the same goals. We believe that choices made at the system level have a deep impact on excellence and equity for all students.
Based on everything we’ve learned about effective school and system practices from eleven years of work in over a thousand schools, our system support work focuses on clear strategy and effective implementation in three key practice areas:
- Strategic use of quality assessments
- High-quality, standards-aligned materials
- Meaningful, connected professional learning
Long-term collaboration on building strong practices
System Partnerships help leaders strengthen the use of standards and data to drive great teaching and learning across the system. We add ongoing strategic collaboration with system leaders to our core support for schools—multi-year engagements in which schools have access to ANet interim assessments, instructional tools, and coaching.
Intensive, short-term strategy consulting
System Advising helps system leaders evaluate and strengthen their academic strategy focused on assessments, instructional materials, and professional learning through a short-term, intensive engagement of up to six months.
ANet tailors support to district needs
ANet’s system support is flexible and highly responsive. We know a cookie-cutter approach doesn’t work. Every district and every school has its own unique set of strengths and challenges. We begin every engagement with learning in depth about our partner’s specific situation, then adjust our support to meet their needs. As those needs evolve, so does our support.