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Accountability and Data Analysis


CDE supports districts and schools through an educational system focused on ensuring all students will exit Colorado’s K-12 schools ready for postsecondary education and workforce success.

To support this goal, the Accountability and Data Analysis Unit at CDE:

  • Calculates Growth on CMAS, PSAT and English language proficiency
  • Creates the School and District Performance Frameworks
  • Accredits school districts and assigns school plan type assignments
  • Reports student outcome data to the public and educators
  • Assists districts and CDE staff in using student performance data to drive decision making 



  • 2018 Performance Framework Release: Frameworks are now posted on, following the conclusion of the request to reconsider process and formal approval by the State Board of Education.
  • State Board Conversations and Rulemaking: The state board has recently expressed interest in understanding the implications of changes to the school and district performance frameworks. This conversation is separate from but could also connect to rulemaking changes that are required as a result of recent legislation. To learn more, please visit our rulemaking webpage by clicking here.
  • Accountability Data Communications: The Accountability and Data Analysis Unit is looking to increase understanding of and engagement with the state accountability system by all educational stakeholders. In response to feedback gathered through focus groups and surveys this past spring, the team is working to improve supports. Click here for a summary of the feedback and click here for an overview of the team's plan for response. 

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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