ACREAGE PINES
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

An innovative Demonstration
School for Rigor.

The School District of Palm Beach County serves…

187
schools

12,898
teachers

183,000
students

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Pedagogy of the Future: a Vision of Learning That Isn’t About Teaching to the Test

Acreage Pines Elementary partnered with Learning Sciences International on a Demonstration Schools for Rigor initiative in 2014. After observing the school environment, rigorous instruction, teachers’ use of formative assessment, and other factors, the school’s leaders were able to determine root causes and develop action plans.

By the fourth walkthrough, 80% of classrooms were engaged in analysis, cognitively complex thinking, and student autonomy—a huge jump from the 33% seen on the first walk. Overall, rigorous, standards-based instruction rapidly rose from 67% to 80%.

Acreage Pines Elementary School teachers used this chart to self-rate.

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Acreage Pines Elementary School students use critical thinking to solve complex math problems.

Read about the partnership between Acreage Pines Elementary and Learning Sciences International.

View a webinar in which Acreage Pines Elementary Principal Amy Dujon shares her school’s experiences.

Learn more about how to become a Demonstration School for Rigor in your community.

Read a District Magazine sponsored feature about the progress at Acreage Pines Elementary School.

Learn more about our innovative school and district partnerships.

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Innovative Solutions for Sustainable School Improvement

Demonstration Schools for Rigor

Showcase schools to foster rigorous learning, collaboration, and achievement in standards-based classrooms.

RigorWalk

Classroom walkthroughs that help school leadership teams gain powerful insight into instruction and leadership.

The LSI Tracker Platform

Simple-yet-powerful web-based applications to promote collaboration and growth throughout an entire school.