Grow Leadership Expertise &
Increase the Success of Initiatives

Building-level leaders are required to manage an increasing number of competing priorities. Driving transformative change that  impacts student achievement requires that leaders understand which responsibilities to focus on and how to successfully implement initiatives that are aligned with the district’s mission and goals. BrightBytes, in partnership with McREL–the foremost authority in developing and advancing the science of educational leadership–is helping organizations meet this challenge with the Leadership module.

McREL’s extensive research has identified 21 leadership responsibilities correlated to student achievement. Grounded in this research, the BrightBytes Leadership module provides a 360° view of the effectiveness of school leadership, identifies areas in need of improvement, and delivers research-based content to grow leadership expertise. The module also tracks the success of initiatives by providing insight into potential roadblocks and illustrating how teachers  feel about what they are being asked to do.


The Leadership Framework

The framework for the Leadership module is built upon the 21 responsibilities identified by McREL as being highly correlated to student achievement. These responsibilities are organized within 3 domains, supported by 11 success indicators.




COMMUNITY Create a positive school culture

CHANGE Drive inspiring actions

FOCUS Build meaningful structures and routines