Schoolzilla

Alignment between Schoolzilla and CO Performance Frameworks

If you're part of a CO school system, you can monitor your progress towards the District Performance Framework using key data points in Schoolzilla. Acting on data and improving throughout the school year will help you meet year-end performance metrics. The Our Students dashboard shows those students who are currently enrolled in order to focus on students who are in your buildings now. While some Schoolzilla metrics will not align exactly with the framework, your leaders and educators will benefit by having easy access to many leading indicators throughout the year to inform resource and support decisions.

Here’s an overview to help you better understand how Schoolzilla (SZ) aligns with the CO Performance Framework Report.

State Domain State Indicator Schoolzilla (SZ) Metric Key Notes on SZ Calculations* & Features
Academic Achievement

CMAS ELA, Math, Science

Mean scale score

Indicator: CMAS Proficiency

% of students who met/exceeded expectations

Leading Indicator: Star Reading/Math State Proficiency

  • Not able to show mean scale score. Could show scale score at student-level instead of proficiency level.

PSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Math

Mean scale score

Indicator: PSAT Benchmark

Percent of students whose maximum PSAT ELA/Math score met or exceeded the college and career ready benchmark

  • Not able to show mean scale score but can see distribution by different levels and student-level score.
  • Can filter for specific test dates, grade levels; modify the benchmark cutoff score.

Academic Growth

CMAS ELA, Math

Median growth percentile

No CMAS growth metric available at this time.

Leading Indicator: Star or NWEA MAP Reading/Math Student Growth Percentile

  • Do not have CMAS growth percentile available at this time.
  • Could modify cutscore for Star or NWEA growth metric.

English Language Proficiency - ACCESS

Median growth percentile

No ACCESS growth metric but have ACCESS Proficiency (% who scored at proficient in given school year on ACCESS)

  • Our Students shows ACCESS proficiency and comparison to previous year. Metric zoom can be used to see proficiency rates for selected grades.

PSAT and SAT

Median growth percentile

No PSAT or SAT growth metric but have PSAT and SAT Readiness metric

  • Could modify the benchmark cutoff score for PSAT/SAT.
  • Our Students and Student Profile will show students’ previous scores.

Postsecondary Readiness

SAT Reading and Writing, Math

Mean scale score

Indicator: SAT Readiness metric

Percent of students whose maximum SAT score met or exceeded the college and career ready benchmark

  • Not able to show mean scale score but can see distribution by different levels and student-level score.
  • Can filter for specific test dates.

Graduation Rate

Drop Out Rate

Matriculation Rate

Not available but SZ offers other leading indicators or custom metrics.

Leading Indicator: Course Failures - % of high school students who failed one or more core courses

Leading Indicator: Chronic Absenteeism - % of students missing 10% days of school

  • Can configure which courses to include and which grades count as failing.
  • Can set up “views” to easily identify students at-risk of not graduating / dropping out.
  • Can use Metric Upload functionality to add a custom metric for graduation rate to see district/school-level data side-by-side other metrics.

You'll find that our default demographic subgroups align with the CO Performance Framework, and you can create additional student demographic groups for Minority Students (group students who identify as American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and Two or More Races) and Previously Identified for Read Plan (if information stored in SIS).

*Students will be included in Schoolzilla metrics if they had valid enrollments corresponding with their test dates and valid test scores. We do not limit results to only continuously enrolled students or apply other exclusions that CDE considers when calculating state accountability values.