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The resources listed here are selected to assist families and students in their school-related needs.

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Colorado Measures of Academic Success

Role of State Assessments

Frequently Asked Questions

Understanding the Colorado Growth Model


Colorado Academic Standards - Helpful Resources

  • Know the Difference: Standards vs. Curriculum (PDF)
    This fact sheet clarifies the difference between standards and curriculum and how they both inform instruction in the classrooms of Colorado students.
  • History, Culture, Social Contributions and Civil Government in Education
    This webpage provides background information on the commission created by House Bill 19-1192 to add minority groups into history and civics lessons in public schools. It includes examples of the draft recommended revisions that the State Board of Education will consider for inclusion in the social studies standards. A printable version is also available.


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CDE launches campaign on the importance of reading to children at home

To increase awareness of the importance of early literacy, the Colorado Department of Education launched a public information campaign to encourage and empower parents to make reading part of their daily routine with their children. website

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