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Assessment Implementation Study

As we implement the new science and social studies assessments and prepare for implementation of the PARCC-developed English language arts and mathematics assessments, we know that all of these change have a range of intended and unintended implications on districts, schools, teachers, parents, and students.

To quickly gather information about the implications of the assessment changes, the Colorado Department of Education requested assistance from WestEd, a nonprofit education research agency, to gather data from districts, teachers, parents, and charter schools and provide an analysis of the data to inform CDE’s and the state’s understanding of the needs and challenges facing districts as they implement the new assessment system.

CDE will use the information from this study, performed at no cost to the state, to inform possible changes in practices, procedures, and legislative/regulatory policy if needed.

For more information on this study, please view the below information:

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