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2022 Request to Reconsider Process
2022 Local Assessment Tool (XLS) A submission form for districts and schools on the accountability clock to submit local data as part of the Body of Evidence pathway for the 2022 Request to Reconsider process.
Accreditation and Request to Reconsider Webinar (August 15, 2022): This Webinar provides an informational walkthrough of the accreditation and request to reconsider process in 2022. Slides and Recording**.
**Note that timelines have shifted since this webinar was recorded due to the delay in the release of performance framework ratings. Updated timelines are available in the guidance or in the updated slides.
2021-22 Adjusted Request to Reconsider Process
The Education Accountability Act of 2009, in section 22-11-207 and 210, C.R.S., requires the department to annually review the performance of all public districts and schools and assign an accreditation category to each district and submit a recommendation to the state board concerning the type of plan that each public school must implement. Based upon the recommendation of the COVID-19 Policy Implications Stakeholder group, H.B. 21-1161 enabled the state to offer a request to reconsider process to schools and districts on the accountability clock (i.e., Priority Improvement, Turnaround) during the second year of the accountability pause (2021- 22). This is different from previous years when the process was open to all districts regardless of plan type. While eligible schools and districts may request a new plan type, the accountability clock cannot be adjusted. For example, a school with a Priority Improvement - Y3 plan type could move to Improvement - Y3. However, two consecutive frameworks at Improvement or higher would still need to be earned to fully exit performance watch. The department worked with stakeholders (including the Accountability Working Group) to design the amended request process. Districts were given the opportunity to participate by September 30, 2021, as part of the request to reconsider process.
Requests fell into three categories:
1. Expedited: These schools met 2019 performance framework expectations (1) using 2021 state assessment data and (2) meeting 85% or higher participation on the state assessments. In 2022, a total of 7 schools were approved by the State Board in this category.
2. Expedited Plus: These schools met 2019 performance framework expectations: (1) using 2021 state assessment data, (2) meeting 75% - 84.99% participation on the state assessments, (3) meeting adequate student representativeness (+/- 5%), and (4) providing a quality improvement plan (i.e., Unified Improvement Plan). Criteria are laid out in the UIP Review Form. In 2022, a total of 5 schools were approved by the State Board in this category.
3. Body of Evidence: These schools were not eligible for the Expedited or Expedited Plus pathways due to lower participation on the 2021 state assessments. However, schools engaging in this pathway met expectations by: (1) providing strong performance data on nationally-normed local assessments as evidenced through the 2021 Local Assessment Tool or, for Alternative Education Campuses, the 2021 AEC Local Assessment Tool, (2) providing a quality improvement plan (i.e., Unified Improvement Plan) as evidenced by the UIP Review Form, and (3) demonstrating implementation of the improvement plan through a site visit using the External Review Team Protocol. In 2022, a total of 2 schools were approved by the State Board in this category.
On January 12, 2022, the State Board of Education approved improved plan types for 14 schools using the 2021 Request to Reconsider process. View the Request to Reconsider Decisions 2021. For schools that did not participate in Request to Reconsider, pursuant to H.B. 21-1161, the department did not assign accreditation ratings and plan types for districts and the State Board did not assign plan types for schools for the 2021-22 school year. Districts and schools that did not participate in the 2021 Request to Reconsider will continue to implement the plan type assigned for the preceding school year. 2021 Final School Ratings, including those for Request to Reconsider schools, are available on the performance framework website.
Historical School and District Request to Reconsider Decisions
Note: The Request to Reconsider process was not administered in 2015 or 2020.
Historical School and District Request to Reconsider Guidance
Request to Reconsider Archived Resources
Past Example Requests