HB18-1019 - Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Accreditation Weighted Factors

Concerning criteria applied in determining performance ratings for entities in the elementary and secondary public education system.

For purposes of determining annual accreditation categories for school districts and the state charter school institute (institute), and for determining a public school's performance plan, the bill requires the state board of education (state board) to establish weighted values that assign greater value to high school graduation rates that are based on more rigorous course work requirements for achievement of a high school diploma.

The bill requires the state board to compare school district performance based on school district size to ensure that accreditation categories are fairly and equitably assigned across school districts of similar size.

The state board shall also assign greater value to public schools, school districts, and the institute for graduation requirements that meet or exceed the Colorado commission on higher education's suggested college admission course requirements.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Latest update: April 23, 2018
04/23/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/21/2018 - House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/10/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Education