Colorado Department of Education

Performance Framework Reports and Improvement Plans


Go beyond test scores and take a deeper dive into how schools and districts are doing.

What are Performance Frameworks?

The Colorado Department of Education publishes annual School and District Performance Frameworks (SPFs and DPFs) that provide school plan type and district accreditation ratings under the state accountability system. Official ratings are based on student outcomes on key performance indicators: Academic Achievement, Academic Growth, and Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness. Districts and schools earn points for each key indicator, and then points are combined to determine the overall percentage of points earned. The State Board of Education defines cut-points for accreditation ratings based on the overall percentage of points earned on the performance framework. Access school and district frameworks using the search bar. Framework data are available in PDF format and in interactive graphics.

What are Improvement Plans?

Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) was developed to streamline state and federal improvement planning requirements, as well as create a single plan that meaningfully engages stakeholders. Colorado schools and districts can improve student learning and system effectiveness by engaging in a cycle of continuous improvement to manage their performance. To support this purpose, each Colorado district and school creates or updates an improvement plan routinely for public posting. These plans are available for each school and district using the search bar.

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Learn more Visit CDE's District and School Performance Frameworks page.

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