School Improvement Plans
Based on the results of the Colorado Department of Education’s annual reviews, each district and school in Colorado is assigned an “improvement plan” designed to help schools continually improve. This practice is prescribed by The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB 09-163 and HB18-1355).
Types of improvement plans
Schools receive one of four plan type assignments based on their results:
- Performance: Meets indicators, and required implement a performance plan
- Improvement: Does not meet indicators, required to adopt and implement an improvement plan
- Priority improvement: Does not meet indicators, required to adopt and implement a priority improvement plan. School/district is now subject to the “accountability clock”
- Turnaround: Required to adopt and implement a turnaround plan. School/district is now subject to the “accountability clock”
Schools that fall into the “priority improvement” or “turnaround” categories are considered “on the clock.” Those schools must improve their plan assignment type to either an “improvement” or “performance” plan within five years.
Schools must maintain an improvement or performance plan type for two years before being fully removed from the accountability clock. Those that don’t make these gains receive a directed action from the Colorado State Board of Education, during their fifth year.
District 60 schools' Improvement Plans
Schools that advanced in their SPF ratings
Schools that maintained their SPF ratings
Schools that declined in their SPF ratings
Schools on the Accountability Clock
Schools under External Management