District Accountability

  • Schools in Colorado must comply with The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB 09-163 and HB18-1355

    The law authorizes the Colorado Department of Education to conduct an annual review of the performance of public schools and districts in the state and to make recommendations to the State Board of Education concerning the type of school improvement plan to be implemented in each school and the accreditation category for each district.

    How schools and districts are measured

    Each year, school’s receive a plan assignment type based on a number of factors, including academic achievement, growth on state assessments, as well as postsecondary workforce readiness, which is based in part upon dropout, matriculation, and graduation rates. 

How accountability works

  • Types of Improvement Plans

  • What is the 'accountability clock'?

  • Accountability reports and information