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School and District Performance Frameworks

Annually, districts receive accreditation ratings and schools are assigned plan types.

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Stay informed on Colorado Academic Standards

CDE is reviewing proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards.

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Learn more about state tests and your child’s score report for English language arts and math.

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Graduation Guidelines

The guidelines include a state menu of college and career-ready demonstrations.

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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

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Resources for traditional and alternative educator preparation, educator licensing, fingerprints and enforcement. Learn more about Educator Talent

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Creating Safer School Environments
Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. CDE has compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful for creating safer school environments.

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Teachers encouraged to take TLCC survey
School-based educators are encouraged to take the Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) by Feb. 23. TLCC, formerly TELL Colorado, is an anonymous survey intended to support school, district and state improvement planning.

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State's graduation rate improves slightly to 79 percent
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 79 percent for the Class of 2017 and is the highest rate since 2010. The Class of 2017 had 858 more graduates than the Class of 2016 or 0.1 percentage points higher than the 2015-16 four-year graduation rate of 78.9 percent.

 

Financial information on schools and districts throughout Colorado.
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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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