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Communications Division

About Us

The Communications Division contributes to accelerated student achievement through effective two-way communication systems. We foster meaningful relationships between the Colorado Department of Education and key audiences. Using purposeful communication, CDE focuses on results and relationships to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.

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  • Take the Test Toolkit
    These tools helps districts/BOCES plan an event to help parents better understand the new state tests, Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS).  CDE is providing these ideas to help support districts/BOCES in this transitional phase. These are optional ideas for consideration.
  • Communication Toolkits
    These toolkits include extensive communications resources to support districts, school leaders and teachers with communications efforts on the new standards, tests and educator evaluations. Two toolkits are available - one for communicating with educators and one for communicating with parents/community!
  • Colorado Academic Standards
    Created by Coloradans for Colorado students, the Standards provide a grade-by-grade road map to help ensure students are successful in college, careers and life. 
  • Colorado's Educational Journey Video Series
    Includes an overview plus videos on standards, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions
    These short documents provide a high level understanding on many hot topics around Colorado’s education system.



In addition to disseminating news releases , the communications division publishes:

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Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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