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missing the mark
October 11, 2019
For the second year in a row, fewer Denver schools earn top ratings
One thing that makes Denver’s rating system unique is an “academic gaps indicator" that looks at equity across student groups.
setting the bar
State Board raises standards, making it harder for Colorado schools to earn a top rating
Hundreds of Colorado schools are likely to lose their top rating under changes approved by the State Board of Education Thursday.
October 8, 2019
District, teacher groups urge State Board not to change Colorado school ratings
At issue is what’s known as the school performance framework, a measure of school quality that is largely based on standardized tests students take in the spring.
blue ribbon schools
September 26, 2019
Eight NYC schools are awarded the National Blue Ribbon honor
Of the 362 schools awarded the honor nationwide, federal officials picked four city charter schools and four district schools, sprinkled across four boroughs.
August 26, 2019
Denver, Aurora high schools face potential state action under 2019 preliminary ratings
The Colorado Department of Education on Monday released preliminary school and district ratings that are largely based on state tests that students took last spring.
August 21, 2019
These 30 people will help reimagine Denver’s controversial school rating system
“This is going to be messy and emotionally charged."
August 20, 2019
Raising the bar or moving the goalposts? Changes pending for Colorado school rating system
It could soon be harder for Colorado schools to earn the state’s top ratings.
June 19, 2019
These 277 schools are NYC’s highest achieving under ESSA’s new accountability measures
This is the first year that New York has measured progress inside schools based on ESSA, which gives states more freedom in determining how to improve schools.
April 3, 2019
Calls are mounting to change Denver’s school rating system. Here’s how it works now.
What exactly is the school performance framework, how is it used, and why are there so many complaints about it?
Measure of Success
December 12, 2018
State ratings identify 163 Colorado schools in need of improvement
The vast majority of students in Colorado attend a school with one of the two higher rankings.
Making the grade
January 24, 2018
Release of first school-level report card designed by Shelby County Schools set for Friday
Even though the district is using similar data points to the state, officials say they will generate different results because they are comparing only local schools.
December 22, 2017
Concerns about reading scores and school ratings prompt Denver district to send letters to families
Early elementary school students in Denver will get individual reading progress reports.
Updated December 15, 2017
Civil rights and community groups: Adjust inflated Denver elementary school ratings
“Parents rely on the accuracy of the district’s school rating system, and providing anything short of that is simply unacceptable."
December 4, 2017
Why Denver’s school rating system is coming under fire on multiple fronts
Some say the system is making bad schools look good. Others say the opposite.
blue and green
Updated October 12, 2017
Record number of Denver schools earn top ratings on latest district quality scale
In all, 122 of Denver Public Schools’ more than 200 schools are rated “blue” or “green.” Just 10 schools are “red,” the lowest rating
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