Colorado Public School Performance
The Colorado Department of Education’s SchoolView webpage provides information on the performance of public schools and districts statewide. Parents can use the page to access School Performance Frameworks and District Performance Frameworks, the primary methods of evaluating school and district performance in Colorado, through this website. These frameworks assign points in a number of categories depending on educational level, including academic achievement, student growth, and post-secondary and workforce readiness.
The SchoolView website provides access to information and data related to the Colorado Growth Model, school improvement plans, and other resources. Results calculated using the Colorado Growth Model allow parents to view academic growth within schools and districts over time. These data are usually presented as Median Growth Percentiles (MGP), which are a reflection of how students have grown academically relative to other students with similar test score histories. School and district performance frameworks combine assessment results and growth data to assign different overall ratings to schools and districts.
The Colorado Department of Education also annually publishes education-related statistics for all Colorado public schools and districts on its Colorado Education Statistics webpage. This information includes graduation statistics, dropout statistics, finance information, and more.
Additionally, parents can use CDE’s Assessment Unit webpage to find spreadsheets containing Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) results (2008 to 2011), Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) results (2012-2014), and Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) results (2015-present). High school SAT results can also be found on this page. State assessment results allow parents to review and compare point-in-time performance on assessments in various subjects by school or school district. These results are usually presented as percentages of children falling into various categories of proficiency in each subject. The data are available by grade level, race/ethnicity, gender, and income level.
Some parents use GreatSchools.org to evaluate schools.