The PSD Board of Education creates the District Ends, which are visionary and broad goals for the district. The goals include sub-parts that describe the way each End is interpreted, along with benchmarks to measure progress.
The District Ends are formed around the PSD Vision: Poudre School District exists to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world.
With the Ends in mind, PSD measures student outcomes in both traditional and non-traditional ways:
- Attendance: The percentage of time students are in school
- School Readiness: The rate at which PreK students are ready for Kindergarten based on a state assessment
- Early Literacy: The rate that K-3 students meet benchmarks on a district assessment
- Test Scores: Student performance on state and district assessments (achievement and growth)
- Graduation Rates: The percentage of students who graduate "on-time" in four years, along with those who take longer (5 and 6 years) + percentage of 9-12th grade student on track to graduate within four years
- Dropout Rate: Percentage of PSD students that leave school each year
- Post-secondary Experiences: Number of students who take college level courses in high school (including AP/IB courses and performance)
- College Readiness: Percentage of students meeting or exceeding benchmarks on the ACT and SAT
- Work-Based Learning opportunities: Number of students participating in internships, job shadowing and other experiences in the community
- Connections: How students feel connected to their school measured by student input via surveys
View the DE 1.0 Monitoring Report for details on student outcomes as measured against the new Ends.