This introduction is intended to describe the scope and intensity of a systemic approach to improvement for increased student achievement. The guide provides materials useful to facilitators who work with schools and districts to achieve this goal. Grounded in research, this approach is not designed as another quick fix that addresses only a single aspect of the educational system. Rather, it provides a process for promoting a culture of continuous inquiry and collaboration, as well as structures and leadership roles that support and sustain both student and staff learning.
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