Grade Progression

Students in foster care are reported as progressing to the next grade if they enrolled in a higher grade by October 1st of the subsequent academic year. These analyses exclude youth in facility schools, detention centers, and those that did not re-enroll in a Colorado school the next year. Additional information on these analyses are located below the visualization.


Colorado READ Act was implemented in 2013-14 academic year. Conversations about grade retention for K-3 students with significant reading deficiency were not required in the years included in the above visualization.

Students who dropped out were included if they re-engaged by October 1 of the subsequent school year. If students dropped out and stayed out beyond October 1 of the subsequent school year, then they were not included in analyses. 

Percentages above 99.0 were masked and reported as 99.0. This is among the steps taken to ensure student data security and privacy.