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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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Every Student Succeeds Act

CDE continues to work on developing its strategies for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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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.

News & Events

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Commissioner announces Teacher Cabinet
Applications are now being accepted for teacher representatives to advise the Education Commissioner on policy implementation and provide ideas on improving education for all students. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 5.

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Improve student learning with the Colorado Assessment Literacy Program
Discover tools and resources that districts can use to build, develop and align classroom, district and state assessments to improve learning outcomes for all students. 

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Colorado's 11th-graders to take SAT for the first time this spring
On April 11 Colorado’s high school juniors will take the SAT as the state’s free college-entrance exam for the first time. Students in 10th grade will take the PSAT 10 on April 11 or 12. ​

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CDE uses purposeful communication to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.
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CDE takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of those whose data is collected, used, shared and stored.
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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
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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