Accountability is one of the district’s Shared Core Values, which means it lives at the heart of all of our work. Our commitment to ensuring all students have access to quality schools is our focus in school accountability. The School Performance Framework (SPF), has been the method for which DPS has held schools accountable for student academic performance and growth, as well as other aspects important to our schools. The Denver SPF predates the state SPF, and started in 2008. It has changed over time with shifting assessments and with the advocacy of school leaders and community members, but has remained an important part of how we evaluate how schools are serving students and families in our district.
This year, we have the opportunity to reevaluate our accountability framework. Under the direction of the Denver Board of Education and Superintendent Susana Cordova, DPS will conduct a process to reimagine the framework for evaluating schools.
As of June 27, we received over 160 applications from committed members of our school community to be a part of the task force that will make recommendations for the quality schools framework. We are pleased to see such strong interest from our community in this important work. A panel will review the applications and announce the selected task force members by July 26. The task force’s first meeting was held on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
In its work, the committee is building on the feedback that has been received from community meetings, public feedback, and recommendations made from related task forces and committees such as from the African American Equity Task Force, Special Education Task Force, and Strengthening Neighborhoods.
Please contact Ericka Burns with any questions.