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Request to Reconsider and School Accreditation
Each year, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) calculates and publishes District Performance Framework reports (DPFs), which determine district accreditation ratings. The department also produces School Performance Framework reports (SPFs) for schools, which determine school plan types. In Colorado, districts are responsible for accrediting their schools. Districts have the opportunity to review the state identified district or school rating from the DPF or SPF. If the district disagrees with the initial rating, then additional performance data may be submitted to CDE through the Request to Reconsider process.
Accountability Framework Pause in 2021.
Request to Reconsider in 2022.
Information on the 2022 request to reconsider process is waiting on board rule adoption. SB 22-137 passed and was signed by the Governor on April 13, 2022. State Board of Education rules were noticed during the April 13th board meeting. A summary with more details can be found here. Draft rule language is available at the CDE website here (clean version) and here (version with changes redlined). Note that the state board added a 90% total participation threshold for any school or district to be eligible to participate in the request to reconsider process. To offer feedback on these rules during the public comment period, before rules are adopted in June, please use this form. The deadline for submitting comments is May 23, 2022. Public comments will be included in the department’s presentation to the state board in June. For additional information on the 2022 request to reconsider process, see Section D on the 2022 Accountability Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
- (3/22/22) 2022 Accountability Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- (1/12/22) State Board Request to Reconsider Decisions 2021 are now available.
- (8/11/21) State Board Rules were approved and the Request to Reconsider Guidance and 2021 Local Assessment Tool are available
- Updated (06/09/2021) - The 2021-22 UIP Changes Document outlines additions and modifications to the UIP for the 2021-22 school year.
- (05/05/21) - Communications: 2021-22 Accountability Contact Update
- (04/14/2021) - Communications: 2021-22 Accountability Contact Update
2022-23 Request to Reconsider Process
During the April 13, 2022 board meeting, the State Board noticed rules on 2022 accountability and the request to reconsider process. The board voted to incorporate language into rules that reflect the following eligibility requirements for 2022:
- Only those districts and schools with a 90% total participation rate on 2022 statewide assessments can participate in the request to reconsider process.
- A Priority Improvement or Turnaround district or school may use request to reconsider to to move to “On Watch” or fully exit the accountability clock if they meet certain conditions (e.g., Improvement plan type or higher, meet 90% total participation on state assessments).
- Certain historical practices (e.g., ability to request Insufficient State Data with less than 85% participation rate if the district or school is able to demonstrate that data is not representative) would not be available in 2022-23.
A summary with more details can be found here. Draft rule language is available at the CDE website here (clean version) and here (version with changes redlined). To offer feedback on these rules before rules are approved in June, please use this form. The deadline for submitting comments is May 23, 2022. Public comments will be included in the department’s presentation to the state board in June. For additional information on the 2022 request to reconsider process, see Section D on the 2022 Accountability Frequently Asked Questions webpage.
Prior Request to Reconsider Decisions and Archive Resources
Click here to view the archive of prior year decisions and resources.
For more information, please contact Aislinn Walsh email@example.com