COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Colorado Department of Education released the 2023 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) results. Coperni 3 students demonstrated significant academic growth from 2022 to 2023.
Coperni 3 students increased the standardized state testing academic growth performance
indicator by 23.9 percentage points. The overall academic growth for students was 67.1% in
2022, which met the state’s standards. In 2023 academic growth skyrocketed to 95%, securing
57 points out of 60 eligible points and exceeding the state’s rating.
“Coperni 3’s School Performance Framework (SPF) increased by nearly 25 percentage points
from 55.3% in 2021-22 to 79.2% in 2022-23,” said Elizabeth Domangue, Director of Schools –
Colorado. “Not only was there a remarkable increase in the SPF, for Math and ELA grades 3-8,
our minority students and those who are eligible to receive free/reduced-priced meals exceeded
Colorado’s growth model expectations. At Coperni 3, we will continue to focus on providing the
highest quality and most effective instructional practices for all students.”
The growth expectation of students eligible to receive free/reduced-priced meals demonstrates
one of Third Future’s core focuses, closing the achievement gap. Underserved students typically
start behind their peers and need extra support and guidance to reach grade level academic
expectations. Third Future pairs their most experienced and highly effective teachers with
students who are struggling to comprehend the grade level material. This philosophy is known
as the personalized learning model. Personalized learning allows students to see significant
gains in academic growth and achievement.
Coperni 3 uses data every day to drive decisions to improve student’s academic outcomes.
Students are comfortable and confident when it’s time for standardized testing, because this is
part of the Third Future learning model. Assessment data helps teachers and administrators
understand where students may be falling short and how to quickly adjust and help those
students get back on track.
About Third Future Schools
Third Future Schools (TFS) is a high-performing charter school network and proven school
turnaround partner and expert. TFS serves over 6,500 students across Colorado, Texas,
Louisiana, and Tennessee. Founded in 2016, TFS is dedicated to preparing students for the
2035 workplace by providing high quality instruction in a caring culture that has high
expectations. TFS closes the achievement gap and allows every student to reach their full
Learn more about TFS’s innovative learning model by visiting https://www.thirdfuture.org/