- Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment Implementation Options: 2015-16 (PDF)
The Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K) legislation mandates 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.
- 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. Read more about the Race To the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund and what resources and supports it will provide for districts.
- Results Matter: Early Childhood Formative Assessment (PDF)
Results Matter informs instruction for children, is used by administrators of early childhood programs for quality improvement and enables state and federal accountability reporting.
- Early Literacy Grant (PDF)
The Early Literacy Grant is designed to distribute funds to local education agencies to ensure the implementation of scientifically based reading research in all aspects of K-3 literacy instruction.
- 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.
- 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.
- A Preschool through Grade 3 Approach to Learning (PDF)
A P-3 approach is a comprehensive system that builds a high quality continuum of learning from birth to age eight that is aligned to support the unique needs of all children. This fact sheet focuses primarily on children from age 3 to grade 3.
- School Readiness - Frequently Asked Questions, March 2013 (PDF)