Measures of Ambitious Instruction
In schools with strong Ambitious Instruction, classes are challenging and engaging. The instruction is clear, well-structured, and encourages students to build and apply knowledge. When combined with a supportive environment, Ambitious Instruction has the most direct effect on student learning. It is:
- well-defined with clear expectations for student success,
- interactive and encourages students to build and apply knowledge,
- well-paced (not measured), and
- aligned across grades (not measured).
Jasper Co Jr High Comparative Performance on Ambitious Instruction
What are these results based on?
|English Instruction Students interact with course material and one another to build and apply critical reading and writing skills.||Student||Average Implementation|
|Math Instruction Students interact with course material and one another to build and apply knowledge in their math classes.||Student||Most Implementation|
|Academic Press Teachers expect students to do their best and to meet academic demands.||Student||Most Implementation|
|Quality of Student Discussion Students participate in classroom discussions that build their critical thinking skills.||Teacher||Average Implementation|