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Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs)

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For a summary of Colorado’s NCLB Flexibility Waiver application, go to http://www.cde.state.co.us/Accountability/Downloads/NCLBWaiver/SummaryCOESEAWaiverApplication.pdf.

For a direct comparison between AYP and Title I accountability under the flexibility waiver, go to http://www.cde.state.co.us/Accountability/Downloads/NCLBWaiver/COESEAWaiverImpact.pdf.

The effectiveness of Colorado’s recognition, accountability and support system depends in large part on ambitious and attainable Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs). Colorado’s AMOs are ambitious, to ensure that the system reflects our highest aspirations for getting all students college‐ and career‐ready, yet they also are attainable, to be meaningful and useful goals that guide improvement efforts.

The 2011-12 AMOs are the current requirements for earning a meets rating in the academic achievement section of the one-year School/District Performance Frameworks. The “meets” cut-point is the proficiency rate (percent proficient and advanced on TCAP and developing and novice on CoAlt) of the 50th percentile of schools in 2010. These cut-points are set separately for reading, math, writing and science at the elementary, middle and high 1) school levels and 2) district levels. The eventual goal is for all schools/districts to receive an “exceeds” rating, cut-points for which are set at the proficiency rate (percent proficient and above) of the 90th percentile of schools/districts in 2010. To reach this goal, interim targets have been set annually from 2011-12 until 2015-16, with equal incremental increases each year. These incremental increases also are ambitious, but possible with extremely focused efforts. The chart below shows the specific AMOs for each content area and grade level. Colorado may need to re-visit the AMOs when the new assessment system is implemented, depending on the extent to which achievement results differ from those on the TCAP.

2011-12 AMOs for the percentages of students proficient and advanced (TCAP) and developing and novice (CoAlt):

AMOs

District

School

Content Area

Level

2011-12

2011-12

ReadingElementary71.51%71.65%
Middle70.50%71.43%
High71.53%73.33%
WritingElementary54.72%53.52%
Middle56.36%57.77%
High48.61%50.00%
MathElementary70.51%70.89%
Middle50.00%52.48%
High32.16%33.52%
ScienceElementary48.00%47.53%
Middle45.60%48.00%
High48.93%50.00%

2012 District-level Reading, Writing, Math and Science AMOS.xls

2012 School-level Reading, Writing, Math and Science AMOS.xls


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Nazanin Mohajeri-Nelson, Ph.D.
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Donna Morganstern, Ph.D.
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Tina Negley, M.A.
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Eric Young, M.A.
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