Bloomington, Ind., [April 26, 2021] Emmett O’Brien Technical High School is pleased to
announce the achievement of Level 1 certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools™.
Level 1 certification means Emmett O’Brien Technical High School has created a “Safe,
Supportive, 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 Resources to help
transform schools into organizations that take proactive steps to ensure student success. Using a
research-based 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 Resources 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
harmonious system.

About Marzano Resources
Built on the foundation of Dr. Robert J. Marzano’s 50 years of education research, Marzano
Resources supports teachers and administrators through customizable on-site professional
development, educator events, virtual coaching, books, videos and online courses. Our
associates and authors are thought leaders in the field of education and deliver research-backed
guidance for all major areas of schooling, including curriculum development, instruction,
assessment, student engagement and personalized competency-based education.

Contact
Name: Laurie LeBouthillier, Principal
School: Emmett O’Brien Technical High School
Address: 141 Prindle Ave, Ansonia, CT 06401
Phone: (203) 732-1800
Email: Laurie.LeBouthillier@cttech.org

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