A comprehensive, sustained, and intensive approach to improving effectiveness in raising student achievement --

(1) is aligned with rigorous state student academic achievement standards as well as related local educational agency and school improvement goals; 

(2) evaluates student, teacher, and school learning needs through a thorough review of data on teacher and student performance;

(3) defines a clear set of goals based on the rigorous analysis of the data;

(4)  implements coherent, sustained, and evidenced-based learning strategies, such as lesson study and the development of formative assessments, that improve instructional effectiveness and student achievement;

(5) provides job-embedded coaching or other forms of assistance as support