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Adams 14 pledges ‘transformational change’ as Colorado revisits school improvement plans
The Colorado State Board of Education plans to hold hearings in November for one school district and three schools that have not shown enough improvement.
Meaning of measures
September 12, 2018
Passing schools, struggling students: Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools
The ratings formula ties into a long-running debate among testing experts about the value of measuring growth versus proficiency.
on the clock
September 10, 2018
After another low rating, Denver’s Manual High could face state intervention
Manual’s situation is noteworthy because Denver Public Schools generally has taken aggressive action toward low-performing schools before the state can step in.
out of the woods
August 27, 2018
With test scores nudging up, Westminster escapes state’s watchlist
Preliminary state ratings showed Westminster has made enough improvement to come off the clock.
August 29, 2017
Adams 14 district to keep closer eye on each school as part of state improvement plan
Adams 14 officials created a school monitoring tool that will have top district leaders visiting schools every week to keep track of how schools are doing.
On Close watch
August 17, 2017
State’s lowest performing schools and districts taking hard look at this year’s test data
School districts and schools that ran out of time on Colorado's accountability clock and are now on state improvement plans had mixed performance on state tests.
May 10, 2017
State Board finalizes path for Aurora Central, HOPE Online schools
The state board voted to finalize improvement plans for Aurora Central High School and HOPE Online charter schools, giving them until 2019 to earn higher state ratings.
Looking for options
April 24, 2017
State board raised questions over plan for Pueblo schools and management partners
The Colorado Board of Education asked state officials to bring them a different plan by mid-June so they can consider it against the district's plan for three schools.
April 24, 2017
Two Greeley middle schools will change their learning model as they look to boost performance
Two Greeley middle schools that reached the end of the accountability timeline and faced state action, will get innovation status to change their learning models.
the fix is in
April 20, 2017
How the state plans to deal with the struggling Westminster Public Schools
Documents reveal the state's plan to deal with Westminster Public Schools, a low-performing district that ran out of time on Colorado's accountability clock.
April 12, 2017
Stay the course: Struggling Aurora Central will not face drastic state-ordered changes
Wednesday the Colorado State Board of Education directed staff to finalize a recommendation to allow Aurora Central High School to continue with their innovation plan.
staying the course
April 10, 2017
Why state education officials think Aurora Central’s latest reforms deserve more time
Aurora Central High School, facing state sanctions for low performance, could be allowed to continue work on reforms rolled out in the current school year.
March 8, 2017
How Colorado education officials have quietly helped struggling schools improve
The State Board of Education will begin a months-long process of determining what changes a dozen schools and five school districts should make to boost student learning.
March 8, 2017
What the heck is the Colorado school accountability clock? (And 14 other questions you might ask.)
State officials are about to intervene in the hopes of setting some schools on the right course.
March 7, 2017
The state tried to save one Colorado school before and failed. Now it is about to try again — with 12.
The ill-fated attempt to turn around Cole Middle School provides a cautionary tale as the state prepares to intervene in a bid to improve 12 schools and five districts.
Upon further review
December 15, 2016
Westminster schools didn’t improve enough to dodge sanctions, state finds
The preliminary performance rating for Westminster Public Schools was made final Thursday after the state denied the district's request to raise it.
October 12, 2016
Thornton Elementary improved enough to get off the state’s watch list. Here’s how.
Thornton Elementary in the Adams 12 district has made changes in the last three years, some small and some significant, but they may have helped save the school.
October 11, 2016
Here are the Colorado schools and districts most likely to face state intervention for poor performance
The Colorado schools are urban, rural, big and small, district-run and charters.
Steel City Turnaround
October 6, 2016
Pueblo City Schools, with moments to spare, improves enough to avoid state intervention
But Pueblo City Schools still has three schools that are likely to face sanctions next year.
just in time
October 3, 2016
Off the list: Two Colorado school districts improve enough to spare themselves from state sanctions
Schools and districts that spend five straight years on the watch list face state sanctions.
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