The Colorado Department of Education just released preliminary ratings of every school and district in the state. There are a few things you should know about the ratings, what they are based on, and how you can access more information.
Every year school districts in Colorado receive a District Performance Framework (DPF) report, which determines their accreditation rating. Schools receive School Performance Framework (SPF), which determine their school rating or plan types. The reports currently posted for 2017 are considered preliminary because districts may submit additional performance data to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) through the Request to Reconsider process in order to best describe the performance of the school or district.
Englewood Schools regularly submits additional information above and beyond the state assessment results during the Request to Reconsider process and will do so again this year. State assessments measure students’ abilities at one point in the school year for grades three through eleven. We provide additional data for all grade levels from assessments taken throughout the school year to more accurately reflect students’ growth and achievement. We also ask CDE to use the rubric for alternative education campuses when looking at data from Colorado’s Finest High School of Choice so that their data can be compared to similar populations. Our goal is that the DPF and SPFs most accurately represent our district and schools.
The preliminary results for all districts and schools are currently available on CDE’s website, and you can find them here. CDE stresses that these results are preliminary and are subject to change after the Request to Reconsider process.
Official district and school performance frameworks will be released in December after the Request to Reconsider process concludes.
Keep in mind that CDE’s rating system is just one measure of how we’re doing. As you know, so much more goes into the effectiveness of a school, including our culture, the commitment of our staff and the involvement of parents and community members like you.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Englewood Schools does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to Phil Bedford, Chief Human Resources and Operations Officer, 4101 S. Bannock Street, Englewood, CO 80110, (303) 806-2029, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.