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The Tri-State Visit

Our member districts commit to a triennial cycle of visits that are, typically, based on a single discipline, K-12.  Our basic philosophy is linked to systems thinking; that is, we ask districts to align their curriculum and instruction decisions with the expectations of our assessment model of eight indicators. District staff experience a two-day training module that introduces and applies the language and intent of the indicators.We have learned that districts new to the Consortium need a critical mass of teachers and administrators who have completed the training and have been involved in a visit to another district.  Prior to a scheduled visit from a team of representatives from  Consortium member districts, there is at least a one year self-study completed in-district as a major phase of preparation for the visit.