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 the CDE's School Performance Framework (SPF) that considers how schools perform on a variety of indicators, like student growth and proficiency. 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 Learner Thrives.

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.


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.

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