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School and District Performance Frameworks

Annually, districts receive accreditation ratings and schools are assigned plan types.

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Stay informed on Colorado Academic Standards

CDE is reviewing proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards.

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Learn more about state tests and your child’s score report for English language arts and math.

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Graduation Guidelines

The guidelines include a state menu of college and career-ready demonstrations.

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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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News & Events

Cap and diploma for grad rates release

State's graduation rate improves slightly to 79 percent
Colorado’s four-year graduation rate increased to 79 percent for the Class of 2017 and is the highest rate since 2010. The Class of 2017 had 858 more graduates than the Class of 2016 or 0.1 percentage points higher than the 2015-16 four-year graduation rate of 78.9 percent.

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Public school enrollment numbers for 2017-18 released
A total of 910,280 public school students from preschool through 12th grade were counted in the annual pupil count report released, an increase of 5,261 students over 2016-17, which is the smallest increase since 1989-90.

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CDE launches THE SPARK, a newsletter for Colorado teachers filled with information, inspiration and resources on state-level issues, events and actions involving educators.

 

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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