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Willow Creek Accountability Committee

​​​​​​​​Who We Are, W​hat We Do

  • We represent our community: teachers, parents, community members, and our principal.
  • We work to ensure that every child at Willow Creek receives the best education possible, and we create goals for improvement every year.
  • We hold our school accountable to our citizens and taxpayers.

Every public school in Colorado has an accountability committee. By state law, our committee is responsible for making recommendations to the principal concerning preparation of the school's annual performance plan, including our goals for improvement. We review assessment data and classroom practices to identify strengths and weaknesses. We meet at least quarterly to discuss implementation of the school's plan and other progress relevant to our accreditation status.

We have representatives from our staff, our parents, and our community. The goal is to work together to ensure that education at Willow Creek is as effective as possible and that our resources are used efficiently. As part of our state-mandated duties, we give advice on the school's budget, staffing plans, and use of other resources.

Accountability meetings are open to all. Please feel free to join us! If you would like to receive notices about meetings, please contact our Office Manager, Kathy Carmel, so that you can be added to the distribution list. Her phone number is 720-554-3903, and her email is kcarmel@cherrycreekschools.org.

We always welcome new parent and community members, so please feel free to come and bring friends!


News

Join us in November to hear about our planning process for the innovation renovation and to tour the school to see what we are doing with out spaces now! Everyone welcom!


Meetings for 2017-2018

All meetings are held in the Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Agenda​​​​   |   Minutes​​​

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Monday, October 19​, 2017

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​​


Monday, November 13, 2017

Agenda​​​​   |   Minutes​​​

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​


Monday, March 12, 2018

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​​

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​


Monday, May 14, 2018

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​​


Past Years' Work

2016–2017


Meetings for 2016-2017

All meetings are held in the Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​​

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Tuesday, October 18​​, 2016

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​​

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 — cancelled​


More Information

For a copy of our committee's bylaws, click ​here​​.

For information about Willow Creek's accreditation status, please see our Accreditation page.

Every school district has a district accountability committee (DAC). To learn more about our district's, please see the Cherry Creek Schools District Accountability Committee page.

For more information about accountability and accreditation in Colorado, see the Colorado Department of Education's Accountability Webpage.

To view the performance frameworks report that our accreditation status is based on or the current improvement plan, please see the Colorado Department of Education's SchoolVIEW Performance webpage.

To use the interactive graphic display of school or district performance, go to the SchoolVIEW​ Growth Model webpage and click the "View Data" button.


2015–2016

Goals for the 2015–​​​​2016 School Year

Note: These goals were written with previous years' data from the TCAP. The new state assessments given in April 2015 were based on new and higher standards. Specific numeric goals may need to be adjusted once we look at PARCC results.

Excellence Goal: By the end of 2015–2016, we will increase the percentage of students at grade level in Reading from 87% to 90% and the percentage scoring Proficient or Advanced in Writing from 83% to 90%.

Growth Goal: By the end of 2015–2016, we will achieve a growth percentile of 65 in Writing for all students.

Equity Goal: By the end of 2015–2016, we will decrease the gap in growth in Writing for our students of color, moving from 13-point gap to a 5-point gap.


Meetings for 2015-2016

All meetings are held in the Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

September 29, 2015

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes​​

December 1, 2015

Agenda​​​​   |   Minutes​   |   Math Presentation

February 23, 2016

Agenda​​   |   Minutes   |   Growth Presentation

May 24, 2016

Agenda​   |   Minutes   |   Growth Presentation, Part Two


2014–2015

Goals for the 2014–​​​​2015 School Year

Excellence Goal: By the end of 2014–2015, we will increase the number of students scoring "Advanced" in Reading from 35% to 40% and in Writing from 30% to 35% while maintaining our high proficiency rates for all students.

Equity Goal: By the end of 2014–2015, we will increase the writing proficiency of our students of color. Proficiency dipped from 91% in the 2011–12 school year to 82% in the 2012-2013 school year.

Meetings for 2014-2015

All meetings are held in the Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

September 23, 2014

Agenda​​   |   Minutes​​

November 18, 2014

Agenda​​​   |   Minutes

February 24, 2015

Agenda   |   Minutes

May 26, 2015

Agenda​   |   Minutes


2013–2014

Goals for 2013-2014 School Year

Excellence Goal: In 2013-2014, we will maintain the Median Growth Percentile in all academic subjects tested at the 60th percentile or higher. 

Equity Goal: By the end of 2013-2014, our students of color will have a Reading Growth Percentile greater than or equal to the 60th percentile.

Growth Gap Goal: By the end of ​2013-2014, we will raise the Median Growth Percentile in Reading to the 42nd percentile for our students with disabilities and to the 57th percentile for our students needing to catch up. 

Meetings for 2013-2014

All meetings are held in the Library from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

September 24, 2013

Agenda​   |   Minutes​​

November 19, 2013

Agenda​​   |   Minutes

March 18, 2014

Agenda   |   Minutes

May 27, 2014

Agenda   |   Minutes​



2012–2013

Goals and Results for the 2012-2013 School Year

Excellence Goal: By 2012-2013, the Median Growth Percentile in Reading will be at or above 68 (increase from 65 to 68).​​ Results: Our Median Growth Percentile was 66. We made progress, but did not meet the goal.

Equity Goal: By 2012-2013, our students of color will have a Reading Growth Percentile greater or equal to the 61st percentile. Results: We exceeded our goal; the Median Growth Percentile for students of color was 65.

Growth Gap Goal: By 2012-2013, our students with disabilities will have a Reading Growth Percentile equal to or greater than the 50th percentile.​​ Results: We did not meet the goal. Our Median Growth Percentile was 35.

Work from 2012-​2013

September 24, 2012

Agenda​   |   Minutes​

November 27, 2012

Agenda​   |   Minutes​

February 26, 2013

Agenda   |   Minutes​

May 28, 2013

Agenda   |   Minutes


2011–2012

Goals and Results for the 2011-2012 School Year

Excellence Goal: By 2011-2012, the Median Growth Percentile in Reading will be at or above 65 (increase from 60 to 65). Results: The Reading growth percentile increased from the 60th percentile to the 62nd percentile. We did not meet the target, but we did make substantial progress towards it.

Equity Goal: By 2011-2012, our students of color will have a reading growth percentile at or above the 55th percentile (from 49 to 55). Results: The state reported that the growth for minority students (Asian, black, and Hispanic) was in the 57th percentile.

Growth Gap Goal: By 2011-2012, our students with disabilities will have a reading growth percentile at or above the 43rd percentile (from 36 to 43). Results: The reading growth percentile only moved to the 37th percentile. At our November meeting, we will discuss significant changes and interventions to improve this result.

Work from 2011-2012 

September 15, 2011

Agenda   |   Minutes

November 17, 2011

Agenda   |   Minutes

February 16, 2012

Agenda   |   Minutes

May 24, 2012

Agenda​   |   Minutes​


2010–2011

Goals and Results for the 2010-2011 School Year

Excellence Goal: By 2010-2011, the Median Growth Percentile in Reading will be at or above the 56th percentile (increase from 53 to 56). Results: The Reading growth percentile increased from the 53rd percentile to the 60th percentile. We exceeded the goal.

Equity Goal: By 2010-2011, Black and Latino students will score Proficient or Advanced on the Reading CSAP assessment within +/-9% points of White/Asian students (decrease gap from 13% to 9%). Results: Willow Creek's Black and Latino students scored within 5 percentage points of White/Asian students. (2010-11 Black/Latino Reading achievement = 90% P/A, White/Asian 2010-11 Reading achievement = 95% P/A.) We exceeded the goal.

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