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Accreditation Ratings and Accountability Clock

The legislation provides for a one-year hold on district accreditation ratings and school plan types, allowing the state, districts, and schools time to review the new state assessment results without implications for school and district accountability purposes. Specifically, district accreditation ratings and school plan types will not be assigned in fall 2015. They will be resumed in the 2016-17 school year. During the 2015-16 school year, districts and schools will continue to implement the plan types that were assigned in fall 2014. The 5-year accountability clock for districts and schools in Priority Improvement or Turnaround will not include the 2015-16 school year.

CDE will be providing support to districts over the summer and fall to help districts continue their unified improvement planning efforts.

Additional Resources

HB15-1323 Fact Sheet

Impact of Assessment Transition on School and District Accountabilit


For more information please contact Alyssa Pearson.

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