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1241: Accountability, Accreditation, Student Performance, and Resource Inequity Task Force

Accountability, Accreditation, Student Performance, and Resource Inequity Task Force

 
 

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Task Force Creation

Passed during the 2023 legislative session, H.B. 23-1241 creates a representative task force of 26-members that studies academic opportunities, inequities, promising practices in schools, and improvements to the accountability and accreditation system.  Task force members are appointed by the speaker and minority leader of the house of representatives, the president and minority leader of the senate, the governor and the department of education.

H.B. 23-1241 Specifies that the Accountability, Student Performance, and Resources Inequity Task Force at a minimum shall consider

  • Academic opportunities or inequities that may impact academic achievement gaps
  • Improvement to the accountability and accreditation system to expand and incentivize academic opportunities and address inequities
  • Promising practices in schools and school districts
  • Recommendations for legislation or rules as necessary


Task Force Communications:

Sign up via this Google Form to receive relevant communications regarding the Task Force. This includes notifications of upcoming meetings, meeting notes and other updates. 

Translation/Interpretation: 

To request translated documents and video recording please complete this Google Form. Live translation may be available for future meetings upon request, please specify this request on the form. Note that requests must be made at least five days prior to the meeting to ensure services. 

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Timeline:

  • July 1, 2023: Task force members appointed
  • August 15, 2023: Department contracts with a facilitator
  • No later than September 1, 2023: Convene first meeting
  • March 1, 2024: Interim report
  • November 15, 2024: Final report reflecting findings and recommendations to the education committees of the house of representatives and senate, the governor, the state board, the commissioner of education and the department.

More information about the Evaluation of Colorado’s K-12 Education Accountability System

The evaluation report (also referred to as the accountability audit) was released by the legislative audit committee on December 12, 2022.  You can access the report here.

The report is a result of HB 21-1294. Overseen by the Office of the State Auditor, the selected evaluator was HumRRO. The evaluator provided a presentation on the report to the State Board of Education at their December 14, 2022 meeting. You can access information about the presentation, including materials, on the state board website.

The intent was to determine whether the current system:

  • Meets the goals and intentions of the General Assembly, as stated in the legislative declarations set forth in Section 22-7-1002, C.R.S., and Section 22-11-102, C.R.S.
  • Contains institutional or cultural biases based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, or economic status.
  • Provides an accurate, credible, and comparable assessment of public education throughout the state.

More information about the Local Accountability System Grant

In 2019, the State Legislature passed SB 19-204, to provide grant money to local education providers that adopt local accountability systems to supplement the state accountability system. Local education providers may establish and seek funding through the grant program to support a local accountability system that supplements the state accountability system. This program is also intended to enable the state to learn from innovation in the field. The department is expected to evaluate the awards, as well as convene applicants annually to facilitate and support learning.  View more detail on the grantees and on the learnings from the grantees.

The  task force may build upon the Accountability Audit (see summary above) and the Local Accountability System Grant (see summary above).  

Task Force Members/Appointees (PDF)

Interim Report (PDF) - Posted March 1, 2024


 

 

Upcoming Meetings

Date/Time: 

Thursday, August 15, 2024
10:00am - 4:00pm

Virtual: Zoom Registration Link 

In-Person Location:
Aurora Public Schools Professional and Learning Conference Center (PLCC)
15771 East 1st. Ave
Aurora, CO 80011

Meeting Materials: 

 

Additional Upcoming Task Force Meetings:

Monday, September 16, 2024

 

Study Group Meetings

Study Group Membership

Beginning in March 2024, task force members have opportunities to meet in small study groups between the regularly scheduled meetings. These are not whole group task force meetings but are small groups with focused work in specific areas. These meetings will have notes posted and be open to the public.

Meeting dates/times, agendas and note may be accessed via this Google Doc

This information will be continually updated as study groups continue schedule meetings.

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Tuesday March 12, 2024

February 21, 2024 

January 17, 2024

January 9, 2024

December 1, 2023

November 3, 2023

October 17, 2023

September 26, 2023 Meeting

August 24, 2023 Meeting

 

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Contact Information

For more information, contact accountability@cde.state.co.us