The overall performance of schools in the Cherry Creek School District continues to improve, according to the newly released Accreditation data just released by the Colorado Department of Education.
The district rating progressed to 75.8% of targets reached and 90% of schools rank in the highest category of accreditation. The latest rankings will be used as a baseline for the next two years, or until 2016, because of the transition from TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program) to the new CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success).
"We are pleased to see continuous growth and progress toward our goal of becoming the first large and diverse school district in Colorado to be Accredited with Distinction," Cherry Creek School District Superintendent Harry Bull said. "But, we still have students who are struggling and we have a moral obligation to ensure that they have what they need to become successful."
The individual school rankings saw fluctuations, with some showing progress and others moving down the scale.
"We've renewed our focus on these schools and will continue to work hard to see that they receive the support they need to move back up," Bull said.
The district supports improvement efforts by:
- Building the capacity of administrators, teachers, staff and parents through additional training in educational equity and opportunity, culture and climate, and effective instructional strategies
- Working collaboratively with the school to identify and monitor progress toward indicators of success, providing ongoing feedback on improvement efforts
- Aligning resources for student success including staffing and materials
- Providing the school with flexibility to implement changes that support instructional reform, parent engagement, and performance management
"We have every confidence that these strategies along with the commitment and dedication of the district and school leaders to meet the targets will ensure that every student has the opportunity be successful and meet all of our college and career ready benchmarks," Bull said.
For a list of all school rankings, please visit www.schoolview.org