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  • Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment Implementation Options: 2015-16 (PDF)
    When the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K) legislation passed in 2008, it mandated that every child in state funded preschool or kindergarten have an individual readiness plan informed by a Colorado State Board of Education approved school readiness assessment.  To that end, the department identified a number of implementation options that districts may choose to best meet their local needs.
  • Race to the Top- Early Challenge Fund (PDF)
    Students need a high-quality preschool through 12th grade (P-12) education that prepares them to succeed in college and the workforce. Kindergarten readiness is not only a major milestone in a child’s path to success but it is also one of Colorado’s top education priorities. Read more about the Race To the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund and what resources and supports it will provide for districts.
  • School Readiness – Building a Foundation for Success (PDF)
    Senate Bill 08-212, Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K), passed in 2008 with the goal of aligning Colorado’s preschool through postsecondary education system. The act included provisions related to school readiness for both the State Board of Education and local education providers. Read more about school readiness and get answers to your frequently asked questions.
  • School Readiness and Teaching Strategies GOLD (PDF)
    In December 2012, the State Board of Education voted to offer a menu of school readiness assessments for districts to choose from. The board approved Teaching Strategies GOLD® as the first school readiness assessment tool for the menu. CDE has been conducting reviews of other school readiness assessments and will recommend additions to the menu as appropriate tools are identified. To learn more about school readiness and Teaching Strategies GOLD®, read this fact sheet. 
  • School Readiness - Frequently Asked Questions, March 2013 (PDF)

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