(1)The department, as part of its annual budget request, shall prepare an annual progress report on implementing the program. At a minimum, the report must include for the immediately preceding budget year:
(a)The number of individuals reached through program communications;
(b)The total number of applicants;
(c)The total number of qualified program participants;
(d)The total amount of financial assistance distributed;
(e)The number of educator licensure certificates awarded through the program created in section 22-60.3-202;
(f)The completion rate for participating educator preparation programs;
(g)A summary of data collected from the qualified program participants and employing local education providers concerning the effectiveness of the program; and
(h)Recommendations, if any, for legislative or regulatory changes to facilitate the effective implementation of the program.
(2)The department shall submit the report to the state board of education, the governor, and the education committees of the house of representatives and the senate, or any successor committees. The department shall also post the report on the department’s website for public access. Notwithstanding the requirement in section 24-1-136 (11)(a)(I), the requirement to submit the report required in this section continues indefinitely.
(3)On or before July 1, 2031, the department shall prepare and submit to the education committees of the senate and house of representatives, or any successor committees, a report, based on the compiled annual reports described in subsection (1) of this section, concerning the outcomes achieved by the program and the effectiveness of the program in meeting the goals of the program described in section 22-60.3-202 (2). Based on the outcomes achieved and the evaluation of effectiveness, the department shall include in the report a recommendation as to whether the program should be continued, amended, or repealed.
Section 22-60.3-205 — Reports,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-22.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).