For the sake of our future, Colorado must better its accreditation system

I believe that few things are as important to the future of our communities, state, and nation than our public schools and ensuring that all students have the opportunity to engage in a rigorous, high-quality education. For years, the conversations in Colorado about school quality have been widely centered around our K-12 Accreditation System, which largely emphasizes standardized test scores as the primary indicator of instructional quality and school performance. What is missing from the discussion is how much our current system misleads the public and potentially harms schools and districts that serve higher populations of students in poverty and/or higher percentages of students with disabilities. 

St. Vrain Valley Schools