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Colorado Content Collaboratives (CCCs)
By Teachers For Teachers
Working at the intersection of the new Colorado Academic Standards,
Educator Effectiveness and New Assessments
Launched February 1st 2012!
The Colorado Content Collaboratives are P-12
educators from across the state who come together to
identify and create high-quality assessments, which are
aligned to the new Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) and
may be used for educator evaluation purposes.
The Content Collaboratives are a four-year initiative.
Phase 1 of the Content Collaboratives work, 2012,
focused on the review of existing assessments that were
evaluated to determine the degree to which they were
fair, valid and reliable measures of student learning
and were aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards.
Assessments that were reviewed and received a rating of
“Recommended” or “Partially Recommended” have been
posted to the
CDE Resource Bank.
view a list of the member of the Colorado Content
Phase 2 of the Content Collaboratives
began March 5-6, 2013, at the Antler’s Hilton in
Colorado Springs. The next meeting will be on June 11 -
12, 2013, at The Village at Breckenridge, 535 S. Park
Ave, in Breckenridge. Meetings begin at 8:00am
and are open to the public for observation. These
meetings bring all Content Collaboratives members
together to receive training and subsequently engage in
a performance assessment development process. The
Content Collaboratives will work with the
Educational Testing and Evaluation from the University
of Kansas, led by Dr. Neal Kingston. Performance
assessments developed by the Content Collaboratives will
be trialed and edited prior to being placed in the
Resource Bank for voluntary educator use.
CDE is working in active and
appreciative partnership with the Colorado
Community College System, the Center for
Educational Testing and Evaluation at the
University of Kansas, and the Colorado
Legacy Foundation to support the development
and implementation of the Colorado Content