ESSA Committee Needs Input!

The ESSA Accountability Spoke Committee is seeking input! It is crucial that supporters of public education provide feedback. We’d like to hear from educators and parents in this process to ensure that the ESSA plan for Colorado is truly about our children! Please participate and share!

Decision Points

English learner assessment policy (1st year in US)

Description

Colorado’s policy on testing English learners on English language arts assessments in their first year in the U.S.

Supporting Materials

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Long-term goals and interim measures

Description

The long-term goals and interim measures that Colorado will use in its accountability system to measure school performance

Supporting Materials

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English learner progress measure(s)

Description

How Colorado will define and measure progress towards English language proficiency in statewide accountability

Supporting Materials

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“Other indicator” of school quality or student success

Description

How Colorado will define and measure an indicator of school quality or student success to be added to the statewide accountability indicators

Supporting Materials

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Minimum number of students

Description

  • The minimum number of students that must in a group before accountability analyses will be conducted for that group and how Colorado will determine the statistical soundness of the minimum number and ensure it will protect personally identifiable information
  • How Colorado will define and include “students from all major race and ethnicity groups” in accountability

Supporting Materials

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Method for identifying and exiting schools for support and improvement

Description

The methods and criteria that Colorado will use to identify schools for support and improvement, as well as criteria and timeline for exiting schools

Supporting Materials

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