Assess School Performance

At DPS, accountability means taking responsibility for our individual and collective commitments. In particular, DPS believes all schools – regardless of governance type or model – are responsible for serving all of our students with excellence.

In order to assess how well schools accomplish this, DPS uses a School Performance Framework (SPF) that considers how schools perform on a variety of indicators from student growth and proficiency to attendance and satisfaction. If a school does not show improvement after receiving extra time and resources, it may be necessary to make a change in order to ensure our vision, Every Child Succeeds.

In addition to the SPF, Authorizing & Accountability (A&A) runs rigorous accountability processes – such as charter renewal and innovation renewal – that use the SPF and other data to inform school improvement and their agreements with the district.

The School Performance Compact is a DPS Board Policy that addresses our most persistently low-performing schools across all governance types.

Further, A&A holds itself accountable by issuing an annual Accountability Report, which reflects on the performance for our entire family of schools as well as the A&A’s actions in the previous year.

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How We Assess Our Schools

Accountability Processes

A high level of autonomy requires an equally high level of accountability. We lead the renewal process in charter and innovation schools in order to present a recommendation for renewal, non-renewal, or closure.

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School Performance Framework

The SPF measures many important aspects of what makes a great school and how well the school serves all of its students.

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School Performance Compact

The SPC establishes a transparent and consistent policy to address our most persistently low-performing schools, to ensure that all students have access to high-quality schools that prepare them to succeed.

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Accountability Report

A&A's annual Accountability Report reflects on the performance of the DPS family of schools as well as A&A’s actions in the previous year.

View our most recent Accountability Report »