Opening doors for educational administrators to increase student achievement
From the beginning of any project, we are focused on building the capacity and sustainability systems necessary for long-term success. We are able to guide principals as they develop a notion of academic success for all students, ensuring that disadvantage is not a barrier to achievement.
According to Shanahan (2016), without an effective leader paving the way, successful implementation of the practices that do have the highest effects on raising student achievement—such as amount of instruction, quality of instruction, and curriculum and programs—cannot be realized. This is because most school variables, considered separately, have mostly small effects on learning. According to Principal as Leader (Wallace Foundation, 2013), the “real payoff comes when individual variables combine to reach critical mass.” Creating the conditions under which this can occur is the job of the principal, and we at Side-by-Side have extensive experience in supporting principals as they lead these efforts
Our consultants are especially skilled at working collaboratively with leadership in designing instructional frameworks that reduce the gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students in all disaggregated groups
We partner with leaders to create a visible presence around instruction, helping administrators to prioritize high impact instructional processes and provide meaningful feedback to teachers
We guide leadership as they work to develop and implement instructional walkthroughs as a formative observation process, ultimately driving the cycle of school improvement
We assist leaders as they work to ensure instruction possesses the quantity and quality necessary to increase student outcomes
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We are committed to helping educational administrators and teachers fulfill their goals of student achievement.
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PO Box 15238 • Wilmington, NC 28408
389 Canoe Gulch Rd • Libby, MT 59923