Explore underlying causes and how to make change in your system

Dimension 4

Empowering, Rigorous Content


Explore the possible root causes of your district’s challenges and choose promising actions based on the distinct needs of your students.

This interactive workbook provides a structure to help your team better understand what is causing challenges related to Empowering, Rigorous Content and identify concrete next steps for improving the experiences that students have in school.

Your team may find it helpful to first complete the Resource Equity Diagnostic to determine if this dimension should be a top priority for your district, and if so, which of the following key question chapters are most relevant for your context.

4.1 Does each student have access to high-quality and culturally relevant curriculum and instructional materials?
4.2 Is each student enrolled in courses that set them up for success in college and a meaningful career, including equal access to advanced courses?
4.3 Does each student have access to arts and enrichment opportunities beyond core content?