The Office of Standards and Instructional Support consists of content specialists with expertise in the 10 content areas within the Colorado Academic Standards. This team is committed to supporting education professionals across the state in implementing the Colorado Academic Standards for student success.The team provides guidance and expertise through technical assistance, both internally and externally, related to standards implementation and instructional support. As part of our continuing efforts to provide Colorado educators with support tools for the implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), these webpages pages are intended to be user-friendly and easy to navigate. The navigation buttons on the left hand side of this page provide access to standards, standards-based projects, and to individual content-specific standards support.
Each of the content-specific pages (dedicated to the implementation of all ten areas of the Colorado Academic Standards) has unique instructional resources, professional development opportunities, and connections to community partners across Colorado.
Keep checking these webpages as we explore options for increasing their supportive capacity and as we seek more opportunities for the co-creation of standards-based resources with Colorado’s educators.
Standards Team Salutes Teacher Partners
During Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12, the Standards and Instructional Support Team thanked the amazing educators that have graciously shared their time and expertise throughout all phases of the District Sample Curriculum Project to provide resources to colleagues across the state! The interview below from Phase IV of this project captures the educator voice vital for student success!
Standards Review and Revision Process
Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, the Standards and Instructional Support Team will be providing updates on the standards review and revision process as well as information about how to become involved.
- View information about the survey and online standards feedback system
- Download the standards revision fact sheet (PDF)
- More information on the Standards Revision Cycle
To sign up to receive communications regarding the standards review and revision process, please sign up at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/standardsupdate.
General questions and comments about the review and revision process can be sent to email@example.com.
Computer Science Standards
During the 2016 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 16-1198 requiring CDE to develop academic standards for computer science for secondary students. The new law allows districts to elect to adopt these standards for their high school students. To access updates about this process please click here.