Colorado Department of Education

Performance Frameworks - Academic Achievement


Academic Achievement

The performance framework is built around a range of student outcome measures organized beneath three performance indicators: Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, and Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness. For the Academic Achievement performance indicator, the framework assigns ratings based on mean scale scores obtained on the annual state assessments. At the elementary and middle school level, Academic Achievement metrics include CMAS English Language Arts, Math and Science mean scale scores. At the high school level, metrics include PSAT Evidence-based reading and writing, PSAT Math, and CMAS Science mean scale scores.

The displays reflect by grade levels, mean scale scores by assessment for all students and by sub-groups along with their assigned ratings. The color of the triangle indicates the calculated ratings with each colored bar indicating the range of scores associated with the possible ratings.