What Our Clients Are Saying
Secondary Turn-Around Director, Van Dyke Public Schools
"IRRE’s Measuring What Matters program (Effective Practices in the Classroom) is a game changer. Administrators, after intense calibration training, walk though classrooms with an entirely new lens. The tool allows you to collect data of what is happening with students rather than focusing solely on the teacher’s instructional moves. The data gathered has allowed our teachers to have in-depth dialogue about what works for our students."
Teacher, Harper Woods High School
"The power 12 strategies serve as a tool to help students’ process information and arrive at a conclusion on their own. When used consistently, they really are powerful!"
Social Studies teacher, Ecorse High School
"Through the CIB process, teachers are able to really dig into their content. By building assessments geared towards comprehensive instruction, teachers can compose cohesive units, [and] fully participate in the process with the ability to research new and engaging content resources. Teachers are able to open up the box of engaging curriculum to increase student engagement. The CIB process gives the flexibility to explore."
Clarence D. Armbrister
President, Girard College, Philadelphia, PA
"IRRE has been an invaluable resource and partner as we implement a “standards based” curriculum at Girard College. Their experience, insight and guidance have been particularly helpful to our faculty, administrators and other stakeholders, including parents and students, as we implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Our partnership began at a time when the College was undergoing it’s reaccreditation with Middle States Accreditation Association. From my perspective, I do not know if we could have successfully completed our review without the help, assistance and guidance of IRRE. We were able to demonstrate to our reviewers that we have a thoughtful and feasible plan to improve the outcomes of our students."
Daniel E. Gilbertson
Principal, Madison High School
"IRRE utilizes experienced leaders in the education field who provide a wealth of knowledge in educational reform in order to assist and support school districts to achieve academic success for each student. Simply, as educational partners, they effectively use data and the latest proven research to help schools reach exemplary performance for all students."
Fmr. Superintendent, Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
"If you are in an urban area where kids are failing, you can’t tweak the system. It is going to require dramatic changes, and the nerve and courage to stick with it. IRRE gave us focus."
Literacy Coach, Pasadena, CA & Ecorse High School
"IRRE’s Coaching supports recognize that instructional coaching is a skill and requires development of a new set of practices. They do not fall prey to the notion that just because you are an extremely effective teacher you will automatically be an effective coach. They support new coaches through a series of learning opportunities and modeling that build not only the skills but the credibility needed to truly support one’s peers."