IDE Corp
Professional Development for Innovative Schools

High Academic Standards

All students are expected to achieve at high levels utilizing the teacher, peers, and other resources to meet with success.

Now, more than ever before in our history, students need a solid academic foundation from which to work. Although teachers are beginning to think differently about how to teach, we are not in any way suggesting that they should be teaching less. In fact, the challenge is to design a classroom that allows students to learn more. How can we maximize time in the classroom so that students spend more time actively learning? How can we research and discuss more advanced topics than we may have been able to cover a decade ago? As teachers transform classrooms over time, students’ standardized test scores will increase because they will be exposed to much more information; they will not merely be listening to someone and taking notes, but they will be actively working with and discussing the information.