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Pause on 2020-21 and 2021-22 State Accountability System Due to COVID-19

A second year of Accountability Pause (2021-2022) has been authorized by the Colorado legislature. The state's accountability system has been paused for 2020-21 and 2021-22. More details on the implications of a pause in accountability are available in the links below.


Unified Improvement Planning Informational Webinars

Recent Trainings

Topic: Supporting English Leaners: Responding to State Data
This 60 minute webinar, hosted by the Colorado Department of Education, will focus on how to analyze Colorado state assessment data with a focus on English Learners, as well as how to respond to that data with short- and long-term planning.  Both district and school-based staff are welcome to attend.
Supporting English Leaners: Responding to State Data [PowerPoint]

Topic: Colorado Growth Model: Baseline Growth for Assessment/Accountability Contacts 

Description: This webinar is targeted toward district level users and will provide an overview of the new metric: baseline growth. The webinar will reference basics of the Colorado Growth Model and how fundamental principles of student growth percentiles and median growth percentiles are applied. Comparisons between cohort and baseline growth and distinctions between CMAS and WIDE ACCESS baseline growth will be described. An overview of reports and measures associated with the 2021 data release will be provided. The session will include time for participants to ask questions. 

Date/Time: Friday, September 17th, 2021 1:00pm-2:00pm
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Topic: Colorado Growth Model: New Baseline Growth Metric

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the new baseline growth metric, including student growth percentiles and median growth percentiles.  The session is targeted toward school administrators, district staff or others who want to become more familiar with the new calculation.  The session will describe details specific to CMAS and WIDA ACCESS, considerations for the data including timeframes for analysis, use, and planning expectations.  Time will be dedicated for participants to ask questions.

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For questions about UIP training, please contact Erin Loften at or 303-866-6642.