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  • Accountability Guidance (HB 15-1323) (PDF)
    HB15-1323 affects several different education issues, including state assessments, educator effectiveness and assessment pilots. This summary provides details on the changes to school and district accountability.
  • Colorado’s Education Improvement Efforts “101” (PDF)
    This fact sheet provides an overview, implementation progress and next steps for Colorado's Achievement Plan for Kids (Senate Bill 08-212), the Education Accountability Act (Senate Bill 09-163) and the Great Teachers and Leaders Act (Senate Bill 10-191).
  • Overview of the 2015-16 ESEA Consolidated Application (PDF)
    Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) funds are intended to assist districts achieve accelerated growth in those students most at-risk of not meeting academic standards.
  • Overview of Colorado’s Accountability System (PDF)
    This fact sheet provides an overview on the district and school performance frameworks, and the Unified Improvement Planning process.

  • Rural Education Council (PDF)
    With 80 percent of Colorado’s school districts recognized as rural, the Rural Education Council was created to support and advocate for the needs, concerns and particular challenges of rural school districts.
  • TELL Colorado Survey 2015  (PDF)
    Initiated through HB 08-1384, the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning (TELL) Survey is a biennial statewide survey of school-based staff (teachers and leadership) on their perceptions of the teaching and learning conditions in their schools.
  • Turnaround Network (PDF)
    Uses a framework to support schools in developing a rigorous improvement plan that pushes on four research-based conditions: culture of performance; academic systems; talent and operations; and district support.

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