Buffalo RBT Program (2011-13) Complete Report

Research for Better Teaching (RBT) was contracted to work in the Buffalo School District beginning in May 2011. This work continued through the 2012-13 school year. Broadly stated, the purposes of the RBT work in Buffalo were to: 

• Develop school administrators who were skilled in instructional leadership based on new administrator evaluation rubrics 

• Develop teachers who achieved “Effective” or “Highly Effective” ratings under the new teacher evaluation rubrics 

• Establish functional data teams in all schools to support effective use of student data for instruction 

The ultimate purpose of the RBT work in Buffalo was to improve teaching and learning to improve student academic performance on state assessments.