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Talk to us: What’s more important when rating schools?

Denver Public Schools is evaluating its schools a little differently next year, due in part to a change in assessments.

Moving forward, the district is also changing its rating formula and there is a shift in what matters and how much.

Previously, Denver put a greater emphasis on a data point called growth. Growth measures how much a student learns year over year compared to their academic peers. That’s compared to status, which measures how close a student is to his or her grade level.

While DPS will still measure a school more by how much its students are learning, a greater portion of the rating system will depend on how many students are at grade level.

There are more detail’s in this story. But all of this brings us to our question of week:
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