All 18 schools in the Grand Forks Public School District earned a certification from an educational research company.

Marzano Research gave all schools in the Grand Forks Public School District a Level 1 Safe, Supportive and Collaborative Culture certification in Marzano High Reliability Schools, the district said in a news release.

Level 1 addresses the day-to-day operations of the school. Marzano Research analysts visited all 18 schools on May 14-15. Before the visits schools collected data on their performance and effectiveness.

“For 18 schools to be concurrently certified speaks volumes to principal and teacher leadership. Like our community, I am proud of our school districts,” said Terry Brenner, superintendent of schools.

The district will work toward Level 2 certification, which deals with effective teaching in every classroom, in the 2019-2020 school year.

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The high reliability school (HRS) program was created by Marzano Research and based on research to help transform schools to take proactive steps to ensure success for every student. There are five levels to the ranking system.