Background on this Tool
In Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, Robert Marzano (2001) and his colleagues identify nine high-yield instructional strategies through a meta-analysis of over 100 independent studies. They determined that these nine strategies have the greatest positive affect on student achievement for all students, in all subject areas, at all grade levels. This document summarizes Marzano's nine high-yield instructional strategies.
Guidance on How to Leverage this Tool
This tool can be used to guide educators in choosing high-yield strategies to use in the classroom. In this resource, the strategies are outlined with the following information: strategy name and potential percentile gain, summary of research connected to the strategy, and a description of what the strategy could potentially look like in the classroom. In order to positively impact teacher practices and student achievement, these high-yield strategies should be integrated into comprehensive professional development opportunities and implementation should be monitored using teacher and student data. It is important for school leaders and teachers to recognize that used in isolation (without a connection to monitoring and supports), these strategies may not yield improved outcomes for teachers and students.
Getting Started with the High Yield Instructional Techniques
Principals and instructional coaches can use this tool to help supplement their yearlong professional development plan. The resource can support a leader and/or instructional coach to achieve their school's instructional and academic goals. Teachers of all subject matters and grade levels can also use this tool as a reference when developing their lesson plans in order to ensure instruction is positively impacting the achievement of all students.