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High-Leverage Approaches and Content

With limited time and resources, it is important that schools put effort into activities that are most likely to yield positive results for students. To do so, educators at both the district and school levels should ensure that efforts are based on research and evidence, that information is communicated widely across content-area teachers and grade levels, and that student subgroups are provided access and the necessary supports to succeed when these practices are utilized. A focus on high-leverage practices allows for intentionality and can foster coherence and alignment. Furthermore, professional learning can support these practices. Emphasizing high-leverage strategies sends the signal that the district and school are engaging in what works and what has shown evidence in research.