January 9, 2015
Dear ENGAGE Parents and Community:
Each year, the state of Colorado looks at the performance of our students on state assessments, and gives each school a rating based on an analysis of those scores. These ratings then determine what kind of improvement plan each school will be assigned. Schools may be required to implement a performance plan, improvement plan, priority improvement plan, or turnaround plan. Performance plans require the least amount of change and turnaround plans require the most dramatic strategies for improvement.
Based on the results, our school is required to develop a turnaround plan. We met or approached expectations in some areas including test participation rate in math, reading and writing. But according to the ranking, these are areas where we did not meet expectations academic achievement, academic growth, academic growth gaps, postsecondary and workforce readiness. We have developed a plan to address the areas where we did not meet expectations and will submit a two-year plan to the state by January 15, 2015.
If you would like to know how we are addressing improvement areas in the plan and receive an update on our progress in implementing last year’s plan, please plan to attend February 19, 2015 from 6:00-7:00pm.
“Katerina is a model scholar. She is always positive and consistently tries hard. She is friendly and works well with other scholars on collaborative projects. She always lends a hand and is very helpful." Ben Alexander, ENGAGE Online Academy assistant principal