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Indistar® was created by ADI, working directly with state education agencies and revising the system as the states engaged their districts and schools with the process. ADI continues to constantly upgrade the system in response to client needs and suggestions. ADI also tailors the system to specific client needs as much as possible.

How is Indistar® organized? What is its structure?
Indistar™ is built around the core functions performed by each level of the education system, effective practices at each level, and indicators of effective practice. A core function is a central, operational purpose of a state, district, or school. An effective practice is a way of operating (related to a core function) that is shown by both research and evidence in real-world application to contribute to student learning. An indicator is an observable expression of a practice, something concrete that indicates that an effective practice is in place.

For more information on Indistar®, call:

Academic Development Institute

or download the Indistar informational brochure

Download: Indistar® Brochure

Format: PDF
File Size: 2.6 MB

" Many leaders pride themselves on setting high-level direction: I'll set the vision and stay out of the details. It's true that a compelling vision is critical. But it's not enough. Big-picture, hands-off leadership isn't likely to work in a change situation, because the hardest part of change—the paralyzing part—is precisely in the details." (p.53)

Heath, C. & Heath, D. (2010). Switch: How to change things when change is hard. New York, NY: Broadway Books.

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