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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Local Reports

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Local Educational Agencies (LEA) are required to prepare and disseminate an annual report card for the LEA and each school in the LEA that meets the minimum requirements described in federal law. In order to assist LEAs with meeting these requirements, the Colorado Department of Education has developed an interactive dashboard which allows users to view state-, district-, and school-level data for each of the data elements required under ESSA.

ESSA requires states to establish the minimum number of students necessary to be included for the purposes of accountability and reporting, in order to protect personally identifiable information and ensure statistical soundness of the data. In Colorado's ESSA State Plan, a minimum number of 16 students was established for all measures of student achievement and post-secondary and workforce readiness, and a minimum number of 20 students was established for student growth measures. As a result, this dashboard only displays records for which there were enough students to satisfy the minimum number requirement. Additional data may be suppressed in order to protect the privacy of individual students.

To begin, click on one of the sub-menus on the right of the page, and then select a school from the dropdown list in the upper left corner. Click on CDRC collection on the right to see all the visuals which represent data collected by the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). The U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducts the CRDC to collect data on key education and civil rights issues.

Users can view data for several student groups (when applicable), including:

  • All Students
  • Disability – Students with disabilities as compared to students without disabilities
  • English Learners – Students considered non-English proficient (NEP) or limited English proficient (LEP). For Academic Growth and Science Achievement, the English Learners group also includes fluent English proficient (FEP) students (for up to 4 years after redesignation).
  • Free/Reduced Meals Eligibility – Economically disadvantaged students (defined as students eligible for free/reduced meals) compared to students who are not economically disadvantaged
  • Gender – Males and females
  • Migrant Students – Children of migratory agricultural workers and others who are determined eligible on Certificates of Eligibility (COEs)
  • Military Connected Students – Students with a parent who is a member of the Armed Forces on active duty
  • Race – Each major racial and ethnic group
  • Students Experiencing Homelessness – Children or youth living in a shelter, motel, inadequate trailer or house, staying temporarily with relatives or friends due to economic hardship or loss of housing, or living in any other homeless situation
  • Students in Foster Care – Children in foster care