View Resource: SPF Performance Indicators
The one-pager summarizes all the possible performance indicators and potential point values in the Denver School Performance Framework (SPF). The relative possible point values translate to the degree of weighting of different measures. Certain measures are only applicable at the elementary or high school levels. The relative weighting of growth is high on the Denver SPF; for example, 51 points relate to growth and only 16 relate to proficiency at the elementary level. The student growth measures largely employ the Colorado Growth Model that creates percentile ranks for each student in the state based on comparing their performance to their cohort of matched peers across the state.
Outcomes and Lessons Learned: In the last couple years, Denver has determined that its School Performance Framework is too heavily weighted towards growth, particularly for elementary schools where there should be a prevailing expectation that a significant percentage of students are reaching proficiency by the third grade. Therefore, changes are underway for the SPF to adjust the relative weightings and ensure that academic proficiency is weighted more heavily.