RISC Model



The Re-Inventing Schools Coalition's Approach is organized around engaging students in 21st Century skills, working at their developmental levels and advancing only when they have demonstrated proficiency.


Innovation summary

How this resource can support you along the innovation continuum:

  • How to develop a shared vision based on the needs of all stakeholders
  • How to deploy effective leadership
  • How to implement a standards-based design that incorporates best practice
  • Build a continuous improvement process that leads to excellence
  • Use technology to analyze results


Key points:

  • Systems need to be reinvented which move schooling from time to a performance- based systems
  • A standards based system based on research and best practice can empower students to have a say in what they learn and how they learn
  • A tight-loose system is optimal for innovation. Shared goals and expectations for students are tight but have significant room for innovation and creativity


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