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Colorado Measures of Academic Success

Learn about what to expect for state tests this school year.

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Graduation Guidelines

Find out more about new graduation requirements and view a menu of options.

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Family Partnerships

October is Family and School Partnership in Education Month.

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Our Goals

Start strong. Read by third-grade. Meet or exceed standards. Graduate ready.

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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 educator preparation, alternative educator preparation, educator licensing, educator backgrounds, fingerprints and enforcement.

News & Events

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Six Colorado schools awarded 2015 Blue Ribbon Schools
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private schools where students either achieve very high learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.
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State board approves revised menu of graduation requirements
The board adopted a revised graduation guidelines menu, creating more choices for school districts to use in setting local requirements for high school graduation.  
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Back to School Toolkit
These tools will help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments and can be shared with parents during back-to-school nights.
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CDE uses purposeful communication to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.

CDE takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of those whose data is collected, used, shared and stored.

CDE provides resources to assist parents and students in their school-related needs.

CDE provides district-by-district data in specific educational areas, as well as a yearly collection of general education statistics for the state.

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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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