CDE embraces the importance of literacy, a gateway skill that opens the door to accessing information throughout life. Our mission is to support increased student achievement in literacy across Colorado by supporting quality school-wide reform models in light of current and advancing research.
Research in the past decade reflects a consensus around evidence-based practices that have a high likelihood of leading students to success in mastering the reading process. The Office of Literacy is committed to supporting districts, schools, and teachers in teaching the five components of reading, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, as well as oral and written language.
The CDE Literacy Project
The CDE Literacy Project is an outcome of the Odyssey Project, a long-time, joint outreach effort of CDE and the Colorado Council for Learning Disabilities. The Colorado Odyssey Project has historically provided an exciting learning experience for teachers across the state. Professional development this year will explore the foundations that are needed in order for students to successfully read complex text.