How does DPS help schools reach their goals?
Tiered Support Framework
The Tiered Support Framework helps DPS strengthen our district-run and innovation schools by investing the people, time and resources that all schools need to succeed.
We want the process of prioritizing support to be consistent and transparent, so we base our levels of support – called tiers – on school performance data. The schools with the biggest challenges receive the most intensive support to help them meet their extraordinary needs. When supporting schools, we give principals the flexibility to choose what works best for their school community.
Tiered Quality Assurance
Charter schools are independently-operated public schools. For charter schools that need support to meet district expectations, DPS has the Tiered Quality Assurance process, which is designed to help charter schools improve while still honoring their independence from the district.
As with district-run schools, charter schools with the most challenges receive increased support through the Tiered Quality Assurance process. DPS primarily supports charter schools by building the capacity of their school leaders and school boards to improve a school’s program in alignment with its mission.