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Colorado Teacher of the Year

Nominate an outstanding teacher you know for the 2018 Colorado Teacher of the Year award to represent the entire profession in the state.

Learn more about the award and nominate a teacher.

Colorado Measures of Academic Success

View this year's score reports for the state tests in English language arts and math, plus information about PSAT and SAT in Colorado.

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Graduation Guidelines

Find out more about new graduation requirements and view a menu of options.

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Explore data tools and other resources to help you learn more about Colorado’s schools and districts.

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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

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Educator Preparation and Licensing

Resources for educator preparation, alternative educator preparation, educator licensing, educator backgrounds, fingerprints and enforcement.

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PSAT to be ninth-grade state assessment for ELA and math
Beginning next spring, Colorado ninth-graders will take the PSAT 8/9 as the statewide assessment in English language arts (ELA) and math, replacing the Colorado Measures of Academic Success tests in those subjects.

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Applications open for Colorado Teacher of the Year
Each year the Colorado Teacher of the Year (TOY) Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled K-12 classroom teacher to represent the entire state profession. The 2018 Colorado TOY application is due Thursday, June 1, 2017.

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ESSA plan submitted to U.S. Dept. of Education
On Monday, May 1, CDE submitted its plan on how Colorado will implement the country’s federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). An overview of the plan and the full plan have been posted.

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CDE uses purposeful communication to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.
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CDE provides resources to assist parents and students in their school-related needs.
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CDE provides data tools, district and school directories and other resources for student learning.
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Colorado Dept. of Education
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Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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