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Colorado Measures of Academic Success

Get a preview of the new score reports for the PARCC tests in English language arts and math.

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Graduation Guidelines

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

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Start strong. Read by third-grade. Meet or exceed standards. Graduate ready.

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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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Colorado's Elementary and Secondary Education Act Waiver Renewed
Colorado’s flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has been renewed by the U.S. Department of Education. Read a letter from Interim Commissioner Elliott Asp. 
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View English Language Arts and Math Test Results
Results from the 2015 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) english language arts and math tests, given to grades three through high school, are now available.
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CMAS Score Report Toolkit
These tools will help districts and schools communicate with parents about scores from the PARCC-developed English language arts and math tests.
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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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