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Accountability Rulemaking

Overview

The State Board of Education has expressed interest in understanding the implications of changes to the school and district performance frameworks. This conversation is separate from but could also connect to rulemaking changes that are required as a result of recent legislation. The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB09-163) holds the state, districts, and individual public schools accountable for performance; HB18-1355 modifies Colorado’s accountability law. The resources below help explain the recent legislation along with the board’s discussion topics.  

Rulemaking Survey

Rulemaking Stakeholder Survey - Nov 12, 2018

Survey for submitting feedback to the State Board of Education and CDE staff on House Bill 18-1355 focus areas.  This survey can be taken at any time before rulemaking hearings begin (March 2019 tentatively) and can be taken multiple times.  This survey may adjust as feedback is gathered.

Draft Rules

  • Table of Contents for Proposed Rules (PDF) - Apr 1, 2019
    Table of contents for the proposed rules for the Education Accountability Act are outlined here. This document includes an explanation of each rule topic area with corresponding section and page numbers.
  • Proposed Education Accountability Rules dated: Apr 1, 2019 (PDF) - Apr 1, 2019
    Proposed rules for the Education Accountability Act. Changes were made to the previous version of draft rules to move the deadline for the State Board of Education to hold Performance Watch hearings from January 30th to February 28th. Rules may continue to be revised throughout the rulemaking process until the state board of education votes to approve rules (tentatively scheduled for June 2019).

Resources

  Beginner

  • HB18-1355 Fact Sheet (PDF) - July 2018
    In spring 2018, House Bill 18-1355 passed.  This bill adjusts Colorado’s state statute pertaining to school and district accountability. This resource summarizes the content of the bill.

  • State Accountability Updates & HB 18-1355 Rulemaking (PPT) - Nov 2018
    PowerPoint presentation that outlines the State Board of Education’s current conversation, a timeline for rulemaking for House Bill 18-1355, and an overview of the rulemaking feedback process.

  • Performance Frameworks Overview & Areas of State Board Interest (PDF)  - Dec 6, 2018
    This handout provides a high-level overview of performance frameworks (including their purpose, how they're calculated, and areas of interest by the State Board of Education).

  • State Accountability & Rulemaking Update (PDF) - Jan 30, 2019
    This handout describes current conversations with the State Board of Education around Performance Frameworks and rulemaking for House Bill 18-1355.  It includes a timeline for discussions and implementation of potential adjustments.

  Intermediate

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  • Draft Rules dated: Mar 4, 2019 (PDF)
    Prior version of proposed rules for the Education Accountability Act. Changes made to the previous version of draft rules were primarily grammatical or formatting changes.
  • Draft Rules dated: Dec 17, 2018 (PDF)
    Prior version of draft rules for the Education Accountability Act. Changes were made to the previous version of the rules (dated 11.1.18) in sections 6.02-6.05 (to better clarify requirements for district UIPs), sections 9.03-9.06 (to better clarify requirements for school UIPs), and section 11.06 (to simplify the financial reporting requirements so that they better align with the data required to be posted by districts pursuant to HB10-1036, the "Public School Financial Transparency Act”).
  • Draft Rules dated: Nov 1, 2018 (PDF)
    Prior version of draft rules for the Education Accountability Act. A change was made to the previous version of the rules (dated 10.18.18) in section 7.04 (requiring the state board to hold Year 5 Performance Watch hearings between Oct. 1st and Jan. 30th, rather than between Oct. 1st and March 30th).  Changes were also made in section 10.0, updating some reporting requirements so that they align with statute (i.e., removing references to stability rates and adding in the reporting requirement from HB18-1355 regarding the percentage of students who score at each achievement level on state assessments) and updating the descriptions of the dropout/graduation/truancy/mobility rate calculations, to align with current practice.
  • Draft Rules dated: Oct 18, 2018 (PDF)
    Prior version of draft rules for the Education Accountability Act.

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For more information, please contact Kady Lanoha at Lanoha_K@cde.state.co.us or accountability@cde.state.co.us.

 

 

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