Lever 4 Academic Review

What is the Lever 4 Academic Review?

The curricular materials used in classrooms play a pivotal role in shaping the educational journey of Texas students. The Lever 4 Academic Review is integral to the ESF Diagnostic process. The Academic Review helps schools determine if their students have access to rigorous assignments and high-quality instructional materials. The Lever 4 Academic Review aid campuses in the prioritization of essential actions in the Effective Schools Framework.

What are High-Quality Instructional Materials?

  • Ensure full coverage of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
  • Are aligned to evidence-based best practices in the relevant content area
  • Support all learners, including students with disabilities, English Learners, and students identified as gifted and talented
  • Enables frequent progress monitoring through embedded and aligned assessments
  • Includes implementation supports for teachers including teacher and student-facing lesson level materials

Lever 4 Academic Review: Purpose and Goals

The Lever 4 Academic Review is an analysis of a sample of student assignments, thoughtfully conducted by teams of expert Academic Reviewers across the state.

Enhanced Learning Outcomes

By leveraging the Lever 4 Academic Review, schools will gain insight into the quality of student assignments that meet grade-level expectations and foster academic excellence. This, in turn, leads to improved learning outcomes and better prepares students for their future endeavors.

Expert Insight

Schools that engage in the Lever 4 Academic Review will benefit from the expertise of highly trained Academic Reviewers who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. These professionals possess the skills to evaluate assignments effectively, ensuring an insightful review process.

Data-Driven Precision

The approach of the Lever 4 Academic Review is research-based, offering precise insights into the curriculum’s strengths and areas that require enhancement. These insights drive informed decision-making, empowering schools to improve educational offerings continually.

Preparing for the Lever 4 Academic Review

The Academic Review Submission Guide video provides campuses with an overview of the assignment and implementation supports that campuses will submit. If you have any questions, please contact your ESC Effective Schools Framework team.

Tools and Resources

These tools are for campuses engaging in the Lever 4 Academic Review as part of the ESF Diagnostic Process.