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Colorado Measures of Academic Success

Get a preview of the new score reports for the PARCC tests in English language arts and math.

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Graduation Guidelines

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

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Explore data tools and other resources to help you learn more about Colorado’s schools and districts.

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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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News & Events

Colorado graduation rates remain steady; slight rise in dropout rates
Data show a small increase in the state’s high school dropout rate while the on-time graduation rate remained unchanged.
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Statewide student enrollment continues to grow
Statewide preschool through 12th-grade pupil count for the 2015-2016 school year increased by 10,106 over the previous year.
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11th-graders to take the ACT in spring 2016
The department confirmed it has received approval to administer the ACT exam to high school juniors this year.
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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 data tools, district and school directories and other resources for student learning.

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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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