View Resource: SPF Performance Rubric
The detailed rubric explains how points are computed and assigned for each indicator on the Denver Public Schools School Performance Framework. The SPF heavily emphasizes student growth within the various indicators on the SPF. This rubric explains how two years’ worth of school performance are factored into the scores for each indicator, using a grid that outlines how many points are awarded for meeting expectations in the prior year vs. the current year. The Denver SPF also heavily weights disaggregated data analysis for at risk groups like FRL, ELL, etc. The similar schools indicator looks out how each school compares to the schools in the district that are most similar to it in terms of the % FRL, % ELL, % SPED and % student mobility.
Outcomes and Lessons Learned: Denver uses the similar schools comparison indicators to ensure that schools who serve like students (in terms of demographics) are compared to one another. This type of comparison ensures that restart and turnaround schools are given credit for their relative performance as compared to schools who also serve high numbers of at risk students. The SPF considers two years of data each time a school rating is generated, ensuring that data fluctuations are not overly influential in the overall rating.
SPF School Performance Stoplight
SPF Performance Indicators