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Annual Report Requirements for Colorado Accreditation and NCLB


While the Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB 09-163) altered the way that school data are reported to the public, reporting requirements under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) remain unchanged. The guidance below provides summaries of reporting requirements and also outlines some options for distributing the required information to the public.

Under NCLB, districts are required to provide specific information to parents and the community. A complete list of these reporting requirements is below.

Districts may choose one of the following two options for distributing annual reports. For either option, information to the public should be provided in languages most understandable to families in the district’s community.

Option One for NCLB: Distributing Letter with Links

Districts may send a letter home to families letting them know that annual district report information is available. Please note that the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) compiles the information required and reports it on SchoolView.

A notification letter should include:

  1. How parents can access a district’s annual report;
  2. What kinds of information parents will find on CDE’s web site and/or the district’s web site; and
  3. A name, telephone and e-mail or U.S. mail contact information to request printed copies.

A sample notification letter is available above.

In addition, hard copies of the district report information should be available upon request through your district office.

Option Two for NCLB: Distributing Full Report

Districts may deliver hard copies of the annual report to parents and the community. Districts may download pre-populated tables for this purpose. Note the "Print This Page" and "Download to MS Excel" functions on each page to ease access to these pre-populated tables.

Detail of Specific NCLB Information Reported

Assessment Data:

  • Percent of ALL students, at each proficiency level, for reading, math, writing and science Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) and Colorado State Assessment Program Alternate (CSAPA), by grade span, and disaggregated at the school and district level, and compared to the district and state average, including two years of trend data. [Note: Only districts receiving Title I funds must report NCLB requirements. Disaggregated groups include: race/ethnicity, English language learners, economically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, gender and migrant, gifted and talented.]
  • Percent of Colorado students scoring at each proficiency level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), in fourth and eighth grade reading and math, and disaggregated by race/ethnicity, economically disadvantaged, English language learners and students with disabilities.

Accountability Data:

  • Percent of all students tested on reading and math CSAP and CSAPA by grade span and disaggregated groups at the school and district level - use Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) participation rate data.
  • AYP performance data for each school and the district compared with the state target.
  • AYP Other Indicator disaggregated data for each school and the district, and compared with the state target, and disaggregated.
  • The number and name of Title I schools identified for improvement, corrective action and restructuring.

Teacher Quality Data:

  • Professional Qualifications of all teachers.
  • Percent of teachers with emergency or initial license.
  • Percent of classes not taught by a highly qualified teacher, both overall and disaggregated by poverty level of schools.

District Notification and Reports:

Summary of State Reporting Requirements

With the passage of the Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB 09-163), districts are no longer required to provide district accreditation information in a report to the public. Instead, CDE is responsible for reporting district accreditation information on SchoolView. Now schools are responsible for notifying parents of the availability of this information on the Internet and for providing print copies of the information upon request.

Districts may want to notify parents of the availability of this accreditation information so they may continue to have access to the information as the new data will be loaded as it becomes available throughout the school year.

For Additional Information Contact:

Brad Bylsma
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