Site Index | CDE Offices | Staff Directory

Communications Tools

Back-to-School Toolkit

The following items are designed to help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments. These materials can be shared with parents during back-to-school nights and other parent information events as the 2015-16 school year kicks off.

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS): What to expect for the 2015-16 school year:

English (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)

Use this as a handout at back-to-school night or include a link to it in your school newsletter

Frequently asked questions about CMAS:

English | Spanish (PDF)

Refer to this to help answer questions from both teachers and parents about state tests this year

Drop in articles:

Use these as a guide to help you craft your own communications to teachers and parents about state tests this year

Guides to the Colorado Academic Standards

Hand these out to parents to help them understand what their children will be learning this year, or send a link to them in your electronic communications



Additional Resources - Browse by Category

Communication resources are broken out by content area for ease of use and to promote consistent and timely communications with key audiences.

We want to hear from you! Answer two quick questions.

Quick Links


Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
Contact CDE

CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing