The Essentials for Instructional Equity establish a coherent, research-based vision of instruction and related competencies that, when implemented across BPS, are likely to eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps. Here you will find resources, tools, and professional learning opportunities that school teams and individual educators can draw upon to support implementation.
Read the BPS Parent Guide to the Essentials for Instructional Equity
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ASSET is committed to eliminating opportunity and achievement gaps that exist for students that have been marginalized. Team members brought together multiple research-based frameworks and streamlined them to create the Essentials for Equity. The alignment and shared commitment across the team reflects the power of the Culture of We.
Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs)
Effective Instructional Leadership Teams (ILTs) in every school focused on identifying bright spots and engaging in cycles of improvement.
- Developing an Instructional Focus Based on Data
- Norming on Your Instructional Focus
- How Healthy is your ILT? - Adult Learning Rubric
Instructional Focus (IFs)Instructional Focus (IFs) areas in every school that aim to achieve inclusive, rigorous, and culturally-linguistically sustaining for every student;
Cognitively Demanding Tasks (CDTs)Ensuring access to Cognitively Demanding Tasks (CDTs) for all students;
Safe, Healthy, and Welcoming SchoolsCreating Safe, Healthy, and Welcoming Schools through expansion of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL); and
Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP)Using Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP) that recognize biases and foster positive student identity