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School Design


Uphold empowering, rigorous, college- and career-ready standards and use effective curricula, instructional strategies, and assessments to achieve them.

What is the opportunity?

In a typical system, instructional vision does not exist or is not specific enough to be actionable. Curricula, instructional tools, and assessments are not often integrated or aligned to state standards or college-and-career-ready standards.

With Strategic School Design, instructional vision clearly defines the school’s approach to teaching and learning. Teachers receive, adapt, and co-develop highly detailed, engaging, and rigorous curricular materials, including lesson plans, sample texts, and student project ideas, which incorporate common student misunderstandings and examples of mastery.

Dig Deeper

Igniting the Learning Engine: How school systems accelerate teacher effectiveness and student growth through Connected Professional Learning

Discover how schools systems find the necessary resources to support effective teachers.


Rigorous, Comprehensive Curricula and Assessments in Louisiana

See how the Louisiana Department of Education is improving student and teacher learning through access to high-quality curricula—despite a combination of resource challenges.

From EdReports.org

Explore educator-led, evidence-based reviews of K-12 instructionsal materials. 

Data-Driven Instruction at Queens Metropolitan High School

Experience how Queens Metropolitan High School does data-driven instruction.

Explore School Check and complete your own healthy school check-up in just a few minutes by answering a series of questions about strategic resource use.

Start by focusing on the Instruction section.

Take a system-level diagnostic to help assess resources organized for teacher professional growth.


Open an ERS account and explore School Designer, our five-step, interactive tool that leads principals, teachers, and central office staff through the Strategic School Design process.


Take advantage of the available resources from Achieve the Core.

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