The school improvement plan provides information on a school's data trends, root causes and targets, and identify strategies and resources school will use to improve student academic outcomes. Plans are submitted to the Colorado Department of Education for publication each year on April 15. As planning is an ongoing process, these documents reflect a "point in time" plan submission.
The performance framework report provides information about the levels of attainment in each of the four key performance indicators identified in the Educational Accountability Act of 2009: achievement, growth, extent of gaps, and postsecondary and workforce readiness. The evaluation of overall performance in these indicators leads to the assignment of the type of improvement plan schools will implement. Each district accredits its schools using its own accreditation framework which meets or exceeds the rigor of the State's performance framework.