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Technical Advisory Panel for Longitudinal Growth (TAP)

Pause on 2020-21 and 2021-22 State Accountability System Due to COVID-19

A second year of Accountability Pause (2021-2022) has been authorized by the Colorado legislature. The state's accountability system has been paused for 2020-21 and 2021-22. More details on the implications of a pause in accountability are available in the links below.



The Technical Advisory Panel for Longitudinal Growth (TAP) consists of state and national experts on longitudinal measurement of academic growth for state accountability purposes, convened by the Commissioner of Education to provide recommendations to the State Board of Education. The TAP was created in accordance with the Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB-09-163). All meetings are open to the public.


Chair: Elena Diaz-Billelo, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Assessment, Design, Research and Evaluation (CADRE), CU-Boulder (Chair Term: 19-20/20-21)

Vice Chair: David Bahna, Director of Assessment & Accountability, Adams 12 School District (Vice-Chair Term: 19-20/20-21)

View 2020-2021 Membership List

Upcoming Meetings  

  • July 22nd (Thursday), meeting cancelled.
  • August 12th (Thursday), 9:00-noon; To join click here
  • September 30th (Thursday), 9:00-noon; To join click here
  • November 18th (Thursday), 9:00-noon; To join click here
  • January 27th (Thursday), 1:00-4:00 pm; To join click here
  • March 17th (Thursday), 1:00-4:00 pm; To join click here
  • May 19th (Thursday), 1:00-4:00 pm; To join click here

Prior Meeting Recordings & Materials

ADA Archive Icon  View Archive of prior TAP meeting materials.

TAP Statements

Colorado Growth Model and Educator Effectiveness: Implementation Recommendations (PDF) - Feb 13, 2014

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