FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Oak Ridge High School achieves Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability
Bloomington, Ind., [April 13, 2018] Oak Ridge High School is pleased to announce the
achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™. Level 1
certification means Oak Ridge High School has created a “Safe and Collaborative Culture,”
which is the foundation for every level that follows. Without such a culture, student achievement
will be compromised. Day-to-day school operations are addressed and evaluated in Level 1.
The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research to help transform
schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a researchbased
five-level hierarchy, along with leading and lagging indicators, educators learn to assess,
monitor, and confirm the effectiveness of their schools.
This framework, based on 50 years of educational research, defines five progressive levels of
performance that a school must master to become an HRS—where all students learn the content
and skills they need for success in college, careers, and beyond.
“As you move through the levels, it represents a complete transformation in how schools are
run,” says CEO Robert J. Marzano.
Schools must collect data and validate their performance to climb each level of the hierarchy.
Certification is determined by Marzano Research analysts in cooperation with school data teams.
Using the HRS framework and indicators, schools can drive sustained, positive, and significant
impacts on student achievement by synthesizing multiple complex initiatives into one
About Marzano Research
Marzano Research combines Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s 50 years of educational research with
continuous action research in all major areas of schooling. An all-inclusive professional learning
center, the company provides K–12 educators with solutions for instruction, reflective teaching,
curriculum development, leadership, student engagement, and competency-based education.
Marzano Research’s services and products include customizable on-site professional
development, educator events, books, videos, and online courses using research-based
instructional strategies designed to effect profound improvement in student achievement.
Name: Tommy Johnson, Principal
School: Oak Ridge High School
Address: 27330 Oak Ridge School Rd Conroe, TX 77385