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District and School Performance Unit Overview

The District and School Performance Unit supports districts and schools to be able to demonstrate continual improvement in student achievement. The unit provides universal and targeted support for districts in the state, depending on the level of support needed. Targeted technical assistance is provided to the lowest-performing districts and schools that receive performance ratings of Priority Improvement and Turnaround.

Theory of Action


  • foster key conditions and research-based turnaround principles…
  • diagnose and structure focused improvement planning…
  • align, differentiate, and leverage the allocation of all funds to ensure equity and maximize impact…
  • use select data and indicators to track and monitor progress…
  • actively support new and growing turnaround talent development programs…
  • pursue bold and urgent interventions and actions with schools and districts…


  • our lowest-performing districts and schools will become the highest-performing districts and schools as measured by the State Performance Frameworks.

Conditions for successful district and school improvement

  • Culture of performance
  • Focus on student achievement with support and accountability systems
  • Differentiated support based on performance
  • Defined autonomy and flexibility in resource allocation
  • Talent management strategy – for teachers and leaders
  • Post-secondary workforce readiness strategy
  • Systems to communicate, monitor, and support school improvement efforts
  • School board support

Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 405

Unit Supervisor: Lindsey Jaeckel
Administrative Lead: Whitney Louderback
Lead Email Address:
Lead Phone Number: 720-591-0132

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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