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Building District Capacity for System-Wide Instructional Improvement in Jefferson County Public Schools

This report summarizes findings from one component of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education’s (CPRE) evaluation of the General Electric Foundation’s (GEF) Developing FuturesTM in Education program in Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS). The purpose was to closely analyze the district’s capacity to support system-wide instructional improvement. To understand how JCPS, one of the four Developing FuturesTM districts that were examined, built capacity for system-wide instructional improvement, our study focused on a single, overarching question: to what extent has JCPS central office adopted and institutionalized the seven core principles of Developing FuturesTM

Citation: Darfler, A., & Riggan, M. (2013). Building district capacity for system-wide instructional improvement in Jefferson County Public Schools. CPRE Working Paper. Philadelphia: Consortium for Policy Research in Education. DOI: 10.12698/cpre.2013.wp05


Anne Darfler, Matt Riggan

Publication Date

September 2013