Class Measures leadership coaching centers on empowering leaders to objectively and accurately analyze school performance, enabling them to respond appropriately to ensure continuous and sustainable improvement.

Class Measures lead coaches work with school leaders to consolidate understanding of dynamic value-added leadership. The core components of this work are: Critical Conversations, Time Management, Use of Accountability Mechanisms, Support for Effective Instruction, and Building Positive School Culture. Coaching incorporates extensive support towards agreed, clearly defined Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that encompass all leadership learning within these foundational components. Leaders will establish KPIs for their responsibilities, and work with consultants to ensure evidence of progress towards whole school improvement and for accountability meetings with the principal.

  • Clearly defined outcomes
  • Measurable targets for growth
  • Allowing leaders to report consistently, regularly and accurately
  • Transparency and clarity support school culture
  • Interventions are timely
  • Teachers feel supported
  • Quality practices increase
  • Leaders and teachers replicate the strategies that work best for students
  • The Class Measures support program aligns most strongly with the 5Essentials work of the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicagoCCSR). We have honed our E3 processes to ensure that Effective Leadership, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction serve as pillars of our support program.

This philosophy is also advocated in the work of Jim Kousez and Barry Posner, researchers and writers of The Leadership Challenge and inventors of the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI). Our leadership KPI work is structured around Kouzes and Posner’s extensive research of “personal best” leadership models. Research indicated that there are five common practices in leadership behavior that lead to transformed outcomes: Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and Encourage the Heart. We rely heavily on these unique leadership measures for monitoring growth and success.

We are very cognizant of national research into the impact and effectiveness of the implementation of improvement processes (School Improvement Grants; Implementation and Effectiveness, US Department of Education, January 2017), and utilize these findings to measure our own success in achieving implementation goals, as evidenced in our work across the country.

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