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News Release - State Assessment Attributes

Nov. 19, 2010

News Release

Colorado State Board Of Education Will Hold Second Special Joint Meeting With Colorado Commission On Higher Education To Adopt State Assessment Attributes

Chairman Bob Schaffer, Deputy Commissioner Robert Hammond and members of the Colorado State Board of Education will participate in the second of two special meetings with the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. The meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Colorado Department of Higher Education, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1600 in Denver.

Following is the agenda:

2 p.m. - Welcome

2:15 p.m. – Goals and Agenda

2:20 p.m. - Overview of Recommendations

3:30 p.m. – Public Comment

3:40 p.m. – Final Adoption and Closing Remarks

3:55 p.m. – Next Steps

The meetings between the CCHE and SBE are designed to establish a joint vision for the state’s new assessment system, including how best to gauge students’ progression toward postsecondary and workforce readiness.

Last year the Colorado Academic Standards were revised to include early school readiness and postsecondary competencies, as well as to reflect both workforce readiness and 21st century skills. They were adopted by the State Board of Education on Dec. 10, 2009. In addition to the updated state content standards, the Colorado Department of Education is currently developing a new state assessment system. This new system will reflect the expectations of the updated standards and the requirements of CAP4K (Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids), which calls for both school readiness and Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness assessments.

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