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Request to Reconsider and School Accreditation

Overview

Each year, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) calculates and publishes District Performance Framework reports (DPFs), which determine district accreditation ratings. The department also produces School Performance Framework reports (SPFs) for schools, which determine school plan types. In Colorado, districts are responsible for accrediting their schools.  Districts have the opportunity to review the state identified district or school rating from the DPF or SPF.  If the district disagrees with the initial rating, then additional performance data may be submitted to CDE through the request to reconsider process.

Accountability Framework Pause in 2021.

In response to disruptions created by COVID-19, Colorado paused the performance frameworks for two school years (2020-21 and 2021-22). The State Board of Education approved the Accountability Act rules to offer an amended request to reconsider process in 2021-22. Based on the modified 2021 Request to Reconsider process, the State Board of Education approved improved plan types for 14 schools on January 12, 2022 (see Request to Reconsider Decisions 2021).

Request to Reconsider in 2022. 

SB 22-137 was signed by the Governor on April 13, 2022. During the June 16th board meeting, the State Board of Education added a 90% total participation threshold for any school or district to be eligible to participate in the request to reconsider process. In 2022, sites could use request to reconsider to move to "On Watch" or fully exit the accountability clock if they met certain conditions. 106 sites (districts and schools) participated in the 2022 request to reconsider process. On December 14, 2022 the state board finalized the transitional frameworks for sites that participated in request to reconsider. 

 

 

Announcements

2022 School Accreditation and Request to Reconsider Process

On December 14, 2022, the State Board of Education approved improved district accreditation ratings for 5 districts and improved plan types for 92 schools using the 2022 request to reconsider process. View the 2022 Request to Reconsider Decisions Summary. Final district and school ratings, including those for sites that participated in request to reconsider are available on SchoolView and the performance framework website

 

Prior Request to Reconsider Decisions and Archive Resources

ADA Archive Icon  Click here to view the archive of prior year decisions and resources.

 

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact Aislinn Walsh walsh_a@cde.state.co.us