School Effectiveness and Accountability
The Department of School Effectiveness and Accountability provides leadership and supports school personnel and other departments at the District level in the areas of Assessment Development, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Professional Development, and Accountability in order to facilitate improved student achievement for all students.
The Department of School Effectiveness and Accountability is charged with the following responsibilities:
Coordinating the dissemination, administration, and collection of all State and externally developed District-level assessments
Analyzing assessment data for personnel at schools and within other District departments
Conducting professional development related to data analysis, test development and administration, and accountability
Coordinating District accountability processes including the development and submission of school's Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs)
David Bahna, Director of Assessment & Accountability 720-972-4141
Dick Reed, Assessment Specialist 720-972-4166
Debbie Meadows, District Assessment Coordinator 720-972-4139
Bev Fountain, Assessment Clerk 720-972-6949
News and Announcements
- Stanford Diagnostic Reading Test (SDRT) - Used to help determine strengths and needs in reading. It also gives a Lexile measure that can be used to determine appropriate reading material for the student.
- CSAP (Colorado Student Assessment Program) - grades 3-10 are assessed in reading, writing, and math. Grades 5, 8, and 10 also are assessed in science.
- Common and Performance Assessments for Social Studies, Writing, Science, Kindergarten and Mathematics - Developed within the district based on the curriculum framework for the specific content areas.
- SRI's Scholastic Reading Inventory - computer adaptive reading assessment
- EXPLORE - Precursor and predictor of the PLAN and ACT. This assessment is administered in the 8th and 9th grades.
- PLAN- Precursor and predictor of the ACT. This assessment is administered in the 10th grade.
- ACT - State mandated for 11th graders. Measures each student's content area performance as well as provides a composite score for all content areas combined.
Preparation tools for students, teachers and parents:
Parents and Students:
- Preparation for Grades 3,4,5 Reading and Writing
- Preparation for Grades 6,7,8 Reading and Writing
- Math 5th Grade Preparation Guide
- Math Grades 6, 7 and 8 Preparation Guide
- Math Grades 9 and 10 Preparation Guide