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Education Accountability Act Rulemaking & State Board Conversations

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. The Education Accountability Act of 2009 (SB09-163) holds the state, districts, and individual public schools accountable for performance; HB18-1355 modifies Colorado’s accountability law. The resources below help explain the recent legislation along with the board’s discussion topics. Also, for a overview of the Fall 2018 state board conversation, click here: state accountability & rulemaking update

 

 

Resource

Description

Date

Rulemaking Resources                        

Accountability Update & Rulemaking Slide Deck (PPT)**

PowerPoint presentation that outlines the State Board of Education’s current conversation, a timeline for rulemaking for House Bill 18-1355, and an overview of the rulemaking feedback process.

Nov 2018
Rulemaking Webinar (recording) - FORTHCOMING!

Webinar version of the PowerPoint presentation that outlines the State Board of Education’s current conversation, a timeline for rulemaking for House Bill 18-1355, and an overview of the rulemaking feedback process.

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Rulemaking Stakeholder Survey

Survey for submitting feedback to the State Board of Education and CDE staff on House Bill 18-1355 focus areas.  This survey can be taken at any time before rulemaking hearings begin (March 2019 tentatively) and can be taken multiple times.  This survey may adjust as feedback is gathered.

Nov 12, 2018
Draft Rules    

Table of Contents for Draft Rules (PDF)**

Table of contents for the current version of draft rules for the Education Accountability Act are outlined here. This document includes an explanation of each rule topic area with corresponding section and page numbers.

Dec 17, 2018

Draft Rules dated: Dec 17, 2018 (PDF)

Current version of draft rules for the Education Accountability Act. Changes were made to the previous version of the rules (dated 11.1.18) in sections 6.02-6.05 (to better clarify requirements for district UIPs), sections 9.03-9.06 (to better clarify requirements for school UIPs), and section 11.06 (to simplify the financial reporting requirements so that they better align with the data required to be posted by districts pursuant to HB10-1036, the "Public School Financial Transparency Act”).

Draft rules may continue to be revised throughout the rulemaking process until the state board of education votes to approve rules (tentatively scheduled for June 2019). 

Dec 17, 2018

Draft Rules dated: Nov 1, 2018 (PDF)

Prior version of draft rules for the Education Accountability Act. A change was made to the previous version of the rules (dated 10.18.18) in section 7.04 (requiring the state board to hold Year 5 Performance Watch hearings between Oct. 1st and Jan. 30th, rather than between Oct. 1st and March 30th).  Changes were also made in section 10.0, updating some reporting requirements so that they align with statute (i.e., removing references to stability rates and adding in the reporting requirement from HB18-1355 regarding the percentage of students who score at each achievement level on state assessments) and updating the descriptions of the dropout/graduation/truancy/mobility rate calculations, to align with current practice.

Nov 1, 2018

Draft Rules dated: Oct 18, 2018 (PDF)

Prior version of draft rules for the Education Accountability Act. Oct 18, 2018
Related Resources    


Performance Frameworks Overview & Areas of State Board Interest (PDF)  **

This handout provides a high-level overview of performance frameworks (including their purpose, how they're calculated, and ares of interest by the State Board of Education).  Dec 6, 2018

Education Statutes, Rules & Policy (PDF)**

This fact sheet provides a high-level comparison of the entities responsible for and processes used in creating state-level education statute, rules and policy. Dec 3, 2018

Growth to Standard Fact Sheet (PDF)

This fact sheet explains the growth to standard measure that is currently being developed by the Technical Advisory Panel and the Colorado Department of Education.  In addition, it explains where growth to standard is detailed in statute & rulemaking along with how it will be included in the performance framework reports in the future. 

Nov 29, 2018

Accountability & Rulemaking Update (PDF)**

This handout describes current conversations with the State Board of Education around Performance Frameworks and rulemaking for House Bill 18-1355.  It includes a timeline for discussions and implementation of potential adjustments.

Nov 16 ,2018

HB18-1355 Policy Crosswalk Handout (PDF)

This resource is a visual crosswalk of House Bill 18-1355 state statute and board rule.  This document outlines the level of flexibility the State Board of Education has within each section of House Bill 18-1355.

Nov 5, 2018

Summary of Changes and Areas of Flexibility in Draft Board Rule (PDF)

This resource walks through areas of state statute that House Bill 18-1355 adjusts, and provides the reasoning behind each adjustment.  This document also defines the level of flexibility the State Board of Education has in each section of HB 18-1355

Dec 17, 2018

HB18-1355 Fact Sheet (PDF)**

In spring 2018, House Bill 18-1355 passed.  This bill adjusts Colorado’s state statute pertaining to school and district accountability.  The full text of the bill can be found here: https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb18-1355.  This resource summarizes the content of the bill.

July 2018

** denotes priority resources.  They are typically high-level summaries, and are a good place to start.

Questions? Get in Contact:
SBE Conversation: accountability@cde.state.co.us 
Rulemaking: lanoha_k@cde.state.co.us

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