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Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
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Educational Consultant: Robert J. Marzano
This DVD is the fastest, most effective way to get everyone in your school focused on the research-based factors that are most apt to improve student achievement.
Applying the concepts from ASCD's book What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action, three programs and a comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide explain and illustrate each of the three categories of factors that research proves affect student achievement. Classroom scenes and interviews with educators provide concrete examples of the factors that will spark schoolwide discussions about how to improve student achievement. Plus, author and researcher Robert J. Marzano explains how to use the research-based model to identify your school's strengths and weaknesses, prioritize your options, and implement a clear plan for improvement.
Use Program 1, School Factors, to introduce your school to the five school-level factors that contribute to student achievement. Hear Robert Marzano explain why the five factors are crucial to student achievement and how schools can develop a plan for incremental reform without adding new resources. Scenes from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms and faculty meetings show how educators use the research-based model to guide every step of their school improvement plan.
Program 2, Teacher Factors, explores how individual teachers can have a major impact on student achievement. Marzano explains the three teacher-level factors that have the potential to improve student achievement. In classroom scenes from a variety of schools, explore how teachers can determine much of the success of their students by how they decide to interpret state learning goals, develop curriculum, and manage the classroom environment.
Then use Program 3, Student Factors, to put the spotlight on the characteristics of your student population that most influence achievement. Interviews with educators and parents paint a vivid picture of what schools can do to ensure that home environment and students’ learned intelligence and motivation are supporting higher achievement.
Included with your purchase of the DVD is a comprehensive Facilitator’s Guide with complete workshop outlines, handouts, overheads, and additional materials that stimulate educators and other audiences to identify what changes need to be made to align their schools more closely with a model for success.
(ASCD DVD, 2003) Three 35-minute programs on DVD with a 140-page online Facilitator’s Guide (downloadable PDF file).