• Four Instructional Improvement Priorities


    Instructional Improvement Priority Purpose: To achieve our district desired state in four critical areas by empowering DPS students, educators, and communities to collaborate in fostering rigorous, culturally responsive learning experiences for each and every student, each and every day.

    College and Career Readiness

    • Description: Ensure all students (K-12) receive the supports needed to meet the new graduation requirements (units of credit, competency, and ICAP*) and are prepared to excel in college and/or career after graduation.
    • Resources: Theory of Action

    Culturally Responsive Education

    • Description: Ensure equitable outcomes and eliminate persistent academic and opportunity gaps by continuing to focus on shifting mindsets and expanding best practices to better serve all students - particularly those from marginalized and underserved populations.
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    Early Literacy

    • Description: Ensure students have the support they need to read at grade level by the end of third grade through a continued district-wide focus on standards-aligned first best instruction, intentional differentiation of core instruction through targeted tier-1 supports, and multi-tiered literacy interventions and instruction for students on READ plans as well as how all of these components of the literacy block come to life through culturally responsive and data-driven instruction.
    • Resources: Theory of Action

    K-12 Mathematics