Federal accountability has been primarily governed by the Elementary and Secondary Education Law and, as of December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). To learn more about federal accountability please visit the Colorado Department of Education website.
The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB 09-163) authorizes the Colorado Department of Education to conduct an annual review of the performance of public schools and districts in the state and to make recommendations to the State Board of Education concerning the type of school improvement plan to be implemented in each school and the accreditation category for each district.
District and School Performance Frameworks
The district and school performance frameworks provide a snapshot of the district or school's level of attainment on academic achievement, growth, growth gaps and postsecondary readiness.