Northern Illinois University

Dist 428-NIU Partnership


Student Success

Develop a working definition of “student success” through engagement with the community

Curriculum and Assessment

Define a rigorous curriculum, devise strategies to eliminate the achievement gap, and establish assessment measures that match expectations of higher education and the workplace

Professional Development

Conduct ongoing professional development that ensures DHS andNIU faculty proficiency with the Three-Tiered Model (3TM) for raising achievement of all students.

Research and Evaluation

Create a culture and a community of practice where research and evaluation are routine activities, and where projects growing out of the partnership acknowledge best practices and pursue innovation in student learning

Pre-Service Candidates and Faculty

Prepare superior new teachers whose skills with the Three-Tiered Model match the needs of today’s classrooms

National Model & Communications

Develop and launch a comprehensive communications plan that leads to regional and national recognition