Aspen schools score well in latest accountability ratings
December 9, 2008
ASPEN ” Aspen schools scored either high or excellent performance ratings according to the latest round of school accountability reports, released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Education.
Among other things, the reports rate the average performance and academic growth of students at every Colorado school. Ratings are calculated using the prior year’s scores on state-mandated Colorado Student Achievement Program tests.
The ratings are but one aspect of the reports, but they matter to schools, as they are often cited as an indicator of the educational quality within school districts. Education websites such as greatschools.net and real estate websites like cyberhomes.com frequently use the ratings to guide parents and potential homebuyers regarding the performance of schools in various districts.
Performance statistics for Roaring Fork Valley schools in the 2007-’08 school year follow, showing average performance/academic growth. For more on what the ratings mean locally, see Wednesday’s Aspen Times.
Aspen Community School (1-5) ” High/Typical
Aspen Community School (6-8) ” Excellent/High
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Aspen Elementary School ” High/High
Aspen Middle School (5-6) ” High/Low
Aspen Middle School (7-8) ” Excellent/Typical
Aspen High School ” Excellent/High
Basalt Elementary School ” Average/Typical
Basalt Middle School (5) ” Average/Typical
Basalt Middle School (6-8) ” High/High
Basalt High School ” High/High
Carbondale Community School (1-5) ” Excellent/Typical
Carbondale Community School (6-8) ” Excellent/High
Bridges Alternative School ” Average/Typical
Crystal River Elementary School ” Low/Typical
Carbondale Middle School (5-6) ” Low/Low
Carbondale Middle School (7-8) ” Low/High
Roaring Fork High School ” Average/Typical
Sopris Elementary School ” High/Typical
Glenwood Springs Elementary School ” Average/Typical
Glenwood Springs Middle School ” High/High
Glenwood Springs High School ” Average/Typical
To view the reports, visit http://www.cde.state.co.us.