Colorado Exemplar Schools and Districts
The Colorado Legacy Foundation believes that increased student achievement for all Colorado students requires effective leaders in every school, effective educators in every classroom, and healthy and engaging environments that ignite a passion for learning in every student.
The Colorado Legacy Foundation believes that excellence breeds excellence, and that Colorado schools and districts demonstrate excellence in educator effectiveness every day. We are committed to identifying excellence, capturing the relevant and reproducible elements, and disseminating promising practices.
West Denver Prep: Using Data to Drive Instruction and Improve Achievement
This document highlights West Denver Prep’s approach to collecting and using data in a way that improves instruction and student achievement.
Cherry Hills Village Elementary: Using Observational Protocols for Instructional Rounds for Peer-to-Peer Observations
Cherry Hills Village Elementary shares their observational protocols, which they have used for the past two years to facilitate teacher collaboration and improve instructional practices district-wide.
Increasing Student Achievement in a Rural District: Using Resources Differently
This document highlights Kiowa High School’s approach to increasing student achievement by rethinking the way resources are used.
Using Data to Drive Instruction and Improve Achievement: Implementing Data Teams in Rural and Small Schools
This document tells the story of Idalia School District’s process for implementing data teams, and suggests promising practices for other rural or small schools.