Accreditation and Accountability
Colorado state statute SB09-163 requires the Colorado Department of Education assigns an accreditation plan type to districts based on three criteria. These criteria include: student achievement (based on CMAS), student growth (CMAS and ACCESS), and Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness measures which include graduation rate, dropout rate, Matriculation rate and SAT scores.
Individual districts are eligible for one of five accreditation categories based on the percent of points earned on the above-mentioned criteria. The five accreditation categories, from highest to lowest, are:
- Accredited with Improvement
- Priority Improvement
Mapleton was assigned the preliminary accreditation rating of Accredited with Improvement Plan for the 2019-20 school year.
Mapleton Public Schools has earned this rating for the past five years. Although this is level of accreditation is considered “healthy” it is far from acceptable. Clearly, a rating of “Accredited” is an attainable goal in the near future. Mapleton also received preliminary school ratings earlier this month. Mapleton has four schools in the “Performance“ category, the top accreditation plan type for schools. In addition to the four schools receiving a “Performance” rating, Global Primary Academy was previously accredited with a turnaround plan and therefore “on the five-year clock”. They have now earned the rating of Accredited with Improvement, taking them off of the “clock”.
Colorado Department of Education - SchoolView
The Colorado Department of Education has a tool to make detailed information about school districts and their schools accessible to students, parents, and the general public. The website provides information about the Colorado Growth Model, data about school and district performance, and a place to connect with others about school improvement. SchoolView is created, administered, and maintained by the Colorado Department of Education. Mapleton Public Schools does not control this outside information. To begin using SchoolView, click on this link www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview