At the 2019 Making Schools Work Conference, SREB will recognize
outstanding middle grades schools, high schools and technology
centers that have implemented SREB’s school improvement
frameworks and are achieving success in meeting bold
goals related to graduation, readiness and credential
SREB’s evidence-based school improvement frameworks are grounded
in the belief that when states, districts and schools create
personalized, meaningful learning experiences and encourage
students to succeed, students will make the effort needed to
master complex academic and technical concepts.
Further, schools that shift their school classroom practices by
setting bold goals and implementing promising practices can have
80 percent or more of their students graduate ready for college
To be recognized as an outstanding Gene Bottoms
Pacesetter School, schools must:
Be an active member of one or more of the Making Schools Work
networks — Making Middle Grades Work, High Schools That Work or
Technology Centers That Work — for two consecutive years.
Administer the MMGW, HSTW and/or TCTW student and teacher
Provide evidence of implementing school improvement
strategies related to quality instruction, aligned curriculum,
career pathways, systems of support or continuous improvement.
Provide evidence of student achievement.
Participate in the 2019 Making Schools Work Conference by
presenting a session aligned with one or more of the conference
All nominations must be received by December 21,