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Standards and Instructional Support


The Office of Standards and Instructional Support consists of content specialists with expertise in the 10 content areas within the Colorado Academic Standards. This team is committed to supporting education professionals across the state in implementing the Colorado Academic Standards for student success.The team provides guidance and expertise through technical assistance, both internally and externally, related to standards implementation and instructional support. As part of our continuing efforts to provide Colorado educators with support tools for the implementation of the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), these webpages pages are intended to be user-friendly and easy to navigate. The navigation buttons on the left hand side of this page provide access to standards, standards-based projects, and to individual content-specific standards support.

Each of the content-specific pages (dedicated to the implementation of all ten areas of the Colorado Academic Standards) has unique instructional resources, professional development opportunities, and connections to community partners across Colorado.

Keep checking these webpages as we explore options for increasing their supportive capacity and as we seek more opportunities for the co-creation of standards-based resources with Colorado’s educators.


NEW Announcements

CDE Seeks Public Opinions of the Colorado Academic Standards

Online feedback system

The CDE has launched an online feedback system which will enable all Coloradans to provide specific feedback on every expectation within the 10 content areas included in the Colorado Academic Standards. Please visit the review and revision page to access the Online Standards Feedback System:

More information

In early 2017, CDE will provide comprehensive information about the timeline and phases of the standards review and revision process as well as information about how to become involved.

To sign up to receive communications regarding the standards review and revision process, please sign up at the following link:

General questions and comments about the review and revision process can be sent to

Computer Science Standards Input Meeting

During the 2016 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 16-1198 requiring CDE to develop academic standards for computer science for secondary students. The new law allows districts to elect to adopt these standards for their high school students. These voluntary, secondary computer science standards must be adopted by the State Board of Education by July 2018, and CDE is hosting three stakeholder meetings in October and November to engage a broad array of stakeholders to inform the development process. Participants will receive information about the legislative requirements for the computer science standards and have the opportunity to provide input on the computer science development process.

Interested parties from school district leadership, educators (computer science, technology, mathematics, science educators, career and technical education, teacher librarian), institutions of higher education, business, parents, workforce development, information technology associations, and certificate programs are encouraged to participate.

Meetings In Pueblo, Denver and Grand Junction have been held. For interested parties that could not attend a meeting in person, the department offered a webinar on Monday, November 28 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  A recording of the webinar can be accessed here: . 


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