Dear Samuels Families,
As some of you may have seen through the media coverage of DPS’s release of the School Performance Framework, we are GREEN!
Although many more schools–a record number of schools–are either green or blue this year, it has still become more and more difficult to be rated green or above. The growth of our students is still the premium with approximately 70% of the SPF consisting of growth points. The bulk of points reside in how well our staff moves our subgroups of students (Students on Free and Reduced Lunch, English Language Learners, and Students of Color). We have done well to preserve, adjust, and improve our systems that ensure student growth and personalization in our approach to setting learning goals with all students. I am truly thankful for our staff’s inspirational, limitless, and impactful work with our children! Did you know that Samuels has been rated GREEN since the School Performance Framework was established in 2009 and that since 2014 Samuels has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Colorado Department of Education? Each year, the Colorado Department of Education recognizes public schools in the state that enroll a student population of which at least 75 percent are at-risk pupils and that demonstrate the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model.
Have a wonderful week!
Samuels Elementary School
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