Initiative: Resource Bank
The CDE Resource Bank that launched in December provides districts with optional high quality assessments that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and could potentially be used as part of educator evaluations. The initial launch included assessments reviewed by Cohort I of the Colorado Content Collaboratives in the subject areas of music, dance, drama and theatre arts, visual arts, social studies and reading, writing & communicating. More assessments have been added to the CDE Resource Bank from Cohort II in the subjects of mathematics, physical education, science and world languages. The bank will continue to be updated with more assessments (e.g. comprehensive health and career and technical education) and instructional supports. Districts are encouraged to review the assessments available in the CDE Resource Bank for use in their classrooms and as part of the multiple measures of performance data for teacher evaluations as they build systems aligned to S.B. 10-191.