"Preliminary school ratings from the Colorado Department of Education showed slight progress as a whole in Aurora Public Schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
The results continue a slow but steady improvement in student test scores across the district.
'The big picture is that the district continues to improve,' APS Superintendent Rico Munn said of the state ratings. 'This is another example of that.'
The annual state ratings take into account student test scores, graduation rates, dropout rates and matriculation in higher education classes. They can have major implications for how schools are run — and by whom.
For the third year in a row, the district as a whole was rated 'improvement', the second-highest rating category."