Partnering to transform teaching and learning
The Colorado Department of Education partners with statewide councils, commissions, boards, foundations and organizations to advance the state’s educator effectiveness work.
The 15-member State Council for Educator Effectiveness, guided by Senate Bill 10-191 and proven research, makes recommendations to the State Board of Education on a new comprehensive educator evaluation system that is uniquely Colorado.
The State Board of Education works closely with the State Council for Educator Effectiveness and is ultimately responsible for approving all council recommendations.
The Quality Teachers Commission makes recommendations for implementing an educator identifier system that links teachers and principals to their students’ achievement data. The commission also studies Colorado’s “teacher gap” — or why teachers with less experience and fewer qualifications are more likely to teach poor and minority students. The analysis will be submitted to legislators in summer 2011.
The Colorado Educator Pipeline Task Force provides input and recommendations to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Department of Higher Education (DHE) on the design of an effectiveness-based system of educator licensure and induction.
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 Department of Higher Education and Colorado Department of Education are partnering to build and support a preschool through college system to ensure that students graduate from high school prepared for postsecondary education and the workforce.
The Colorado Council of Deans of Education includes deans and directors of educator preparation programs at Colorado colleges and universities. Its reauthorization committee meets regularly with the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Higher Education about state authorization and national accreditation.