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.