Calhan School District
780 8th Street
Calhan, CO 80808
September 16, 2013
Pursuant to the Education Accountability Act of 2009. All public schools in Colorado are required to develop unified improvement plans that outline targets for performance outcomes and strategies that the school will implement to achieve academic improvement. Schools may be required to implement a performance plan, improvement plan, priority improvement plan, or turnaround plan. Based on results from the Colorado School Performance Framework, Calhan Elementary School will be required to develop a priority improvement plan during the 2013-14 school year.
The school was assigned to this plan type based on low-performance in the areas of Academic Growth and Academic Growth Gaps in Mathematics and Writing. Attached is a school performance framework report that describes how the school has been evaluated.
The district is required to submit Calhan Elementary’s Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) to the Colorado Department of Education on or before January 15, 2014. The UIP provides the school a focused improvement plan, including a data analysis on student performance and a detailed action plan. To meet that deadline, the UIP will be developed according to the following timeline:
September 20, 2013 – Elementary Team attend CDE conference addressing strategies and plans to increase student achievement.
October 2013 – School Improvement Committee meeting to gather input concerning the development of the Unified Improvement Plan.
October 31, 2013 – Completion of root cause analysis for lack of Academic Growth and Growth Gaps in Mathematics and Writing.
November 30, 2013 – Completion of Unified Improvement Plan.
December 17, 2013 – School Board reviews and adopts the plan.
In October, the School Improvement Committee will meet to gather input from parents concerning the development of the plan. The School Board will meet on December 17, 2013, at 6:00 p.m., at the District Administration Office to review and adopt the plan. For more information, please contact Linda Slothower at 719-347-2766.
The Calhan Board of Education is committed to keeping students at the center of our attention. Additionally, the board recognizes that the commitment, support, and effort among all stakeholders are essential as Calhan School District continues to strive toward excellence.
The Mission of Calhan School District is to create, through a collaborative effort, an accepting, supportive, and safe learning environment that encourages growth in each individual. Our purpose is to promote high standards of educational achievement and social responsibility and to develop lifelong learners with the skills, the knowledge, and the understanding that are necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.
“Promoting high standards and social responsibility”