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History of State Accountability

The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB 09-163) holds the state, districts, and individual public schools accountable for performance on the same set of indicators and related measures statewide.

The major purposes of the law include:

  1. Aligning conflicting accountability systems into a single system that passes federal muster
  2. Modernizing and aligning reporting of state, district and school performance information
  3. Creating a fairer, clearer and more effective cycle of support and intervention
  4. Enhancing state, district and school oversight of improvement efforts

To access the bill itself and corresponding State Board rules, please click on the following:

To learn more about the legislation, please refer to the following:

In May 2015, HB15-1323 was passed which created a hold for 2015 school and district accountability. 2015 district accreditation ratings and school plan types were not assigned. Districts and schools implemented their 2014 ratings during the 2015-16 school year. The accountability clock did not advance. Ratings and plan types resumed in 2016.

Recent Changes: HB 18-1355

House Bill 18-1355 modifies Colorado’s accountability law. For more information, please see our Fact Sheet, highlighting key changes and providing an overview of the State Board Rulemaking timeline. The provisions of this bill will go into effect in Fall 2019.

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