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Effective June 30, 2022, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), will no longer have a contract with Frontline for the Gifted Education State Monitoring Data Management System (DMS). The Office of Gifted Education has provided direct support for AU users of the system. Because CDE will not have a contract with Frontline after June 30, 2022, it can no longer provide the following types of specific system support:
- View Monitoring Overview
- Manage Record Sets
- Manage Indicator Periods
- View Reports
This is a final reminder to make sure you have copies of any documents you might need that are currently stored in DMS. CDE will have archived files but cannot guarantee we will be able to access them quickly should you need them.
Gifted Education and COVID-19 Guidance
Announcement: Read Act Training Requirement
The READ Act requires districts to ensure that all teachers who provide literacy instruction to students in grades K-3 fulfill the READ Act teacher training requirement. Therefore, if a teacher regardless of title has a responsibility for teaching literacy in grades K-3 they are required to complete the training. If a gifted teacher provides consultation or literacy enrichment in K-3 that is a critical role in literacy. This gifted teacher would need to take the training as they impact literacy in the classroom.
For more information, please visit https://www.cde.state.co.us/coloradoliteracy
Elements of the Gifted Program Plan
The Exceptional Children's Educational Act (ECEA) is Colorado's primary law with requirements for the implementation of specific elements and procedures for gifted education. The State Board of Education is responsible for promulgating rules that local districts use to follow Colorado education laws. Administrative Units (AUs) oversee and provide educational services to gifted students and professional development opportunities for educators. AU is defined as a school district, a board of cooperative services (BOCES), or the state Charter School Institute.
The elements below guide the AU Gifted Education Director/Coordinator in developing provisions for the implementation of the gifted program plan.
Click the links below to access information for each of the ECEA program elements.
*Legislation allows AUs to determine if Early Access is provided as a gifted programming option.
Note: If you are not able to access the resources or need additional support, please contact the Office of Gifted Education Program Administrator