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State Accountability



The Education Accountability Act of 2009 authorizes the Colorado Department of Education to conduct an annual review of the performance of public schools and districts in the state and to make recommendations to the State Board of Education concerning the type of school improvement plan to be implemented in each school and the accreditation category for each district. 

State Accountability Overview Fact Sheet (PDF)

About Colorado's Education Accountability System

Colorado’s education accountability system is based on the belief that every student should receive an excellent education and graduate ready to succeed. Successful schools and districts are recognized and serve as models, while those that are struggling receive support.

To support this goal, the Accountability and Continuous Improvement (ACI) Unit at CDE:

  • Calculates Growth on CMAS, PSAT and English language proficiency
  • Creates the School and District Performance Frameworks
  • Accredits school districts and assigns school plan type assignments
  • Reports student outcome data to the public and educators
  • Assists districts and CDE staff in using student performance data to drive decision making


 Framework Results

Link to flat files of district and school Final 2023 Framework Results


Accountability Resources and Support

Link to resources, webinars and training regarding state accountability


Task Force to Study K-12 Accountability System

Link to information on the evaluation of accountability and

the associated Accountability Task Force


District Accountability Contacts

Accountability Contacts for the district will now be assigned using the IdM system. LAMs will assign the Accountability Contact role to the superintendent or the superintendent’s designees who will be responsible for 

  • Submitting the Accreditation Form, 

  • Receiving performance framework results and related data, including student Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

  • Receiving accountability related communications

If you are interested in receiving accountability related communications only, contact the Accountability & Continuous Improvement team at

For more information on the user set-up visit the online system set-up and management guide.



Accountability resources are available at:


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