What is RESET?
RESET is an acronym for five proven strategies for creating K-12 schools where every child succeeds. National research and local examples show that, when used together, RESET strategies get results.
A growing number of schools in Minnesota and across the country are using these strategies to close the achievement gap. If all of our schools adopt RESET, Minnesota students can stay on track and graduate prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
Data sources available here
Real-time Use of Data
Expectations Not Excuses
Time on Task
View the full RESET video here or learn about each strategy on its own below
Real-time use of data
Successful schools...Continually monitor student progress and use the data to shape instruction. Read More
- Check in with students, day by day, hour by hour, to gauge comprehension
- Shift lessons to respond to students' needs
- Use test data all year to verify student learning instead of waiting until after the school year ends
Expectations not excuses
Successful schools...Expect every child will excel and do whatever it takes to deliver—they accept no less. Read More
- All students deserve a rigorous education
- Some of the state's top students come from the Twin Cities' poorest zip codes
- Teacher perceptions of students' classroom effort and behavior accounts for 42% of the black-white gap in realizing academic potential.
Successful schools...Empower school leaders to shape staffing, resources, and culture and hold them accountable for student, teacher, and school success. Read More
- Empower principals to shape culture, staffing, and resources
- Effective school leaders can give students 2-7 months more academic growth per year
- Effective school leaders can reduce teacher turnover and impact student-teacher ratios
Successful schools...Consider teaching effective when students master the material, not just receive it. Read More
- Teachers influence a child’s education more than any other school-based factor
- Highly effective teachers can add up to a year’s additional academic growth per student
- As with other skilled professionals, great teachers focus on continually improving their skills
Time on Task
Successful schools...Have students spend more time in the classroom and make every minute count. Read More
- 15 days added to the school year would give children an additional year of instruction by graduation
- Low-income students lose 1-2 months of math and 2-3 months of reading skills over the summer
- U.S. students have one of the shortest school weeks in the world
- Good classroom management allows students to transition quickly between activities so more time is focused on learning