Achieving student academic success and improving teacher effectiveness cannot be accomplished with a single solution, but instead requires a series of complementary strategies, frameworks, and resources aimed at improving student achievement.The H.E.A.T. Walkthrough Protocol enables districts to determine the fidelity of classroom alignment to district instructional initiatives, H.E.A.T. (Higher order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, Technology use), Digital Age Best Practices, and state mandates and requirements (e.g., New Jersey CAPA (Collaborative Assessment for Planning and Achievement), Pennsylvania Common Core Standards).
Improving your students’ academic achievement on statewide standardized tests without compromising the tenets of Digital Age Best Practices or the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is the cornerstone of the LoTi Benchmarking process. This benchmarking system (1) possesses the look and feel of the actual statewide assessment, (2) measures what has already been taught, (3) guarantees an efficient turn-around time for data analysis and summary, and (4) includes targeted and engaging follow-up interventions for students at a LoTi 3 or higher.
The LoTi benchmarking system (1) possesses the look and feel of your statewide assessment, (2) measures what has already been taught, (3) is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, (4) guarantees an efficient turn-around time for data analysis and summary, and (5) includes targeted and engaging curriculum resources for students. The included curriculum resources (e.g., LoTi Lessons, LoTi Skill Builders) help contextualize student understanding of fundamental math and literacy concepts by turning up the H.E.A.T. on student learning. These resources can be easily retrofitted to match your school system’s existing curriculum.