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2016 State Assessments

Students in grades three through nine will take CMAS this spring, while 10th-graders take the PSAT and 11th-graders take the ACT.

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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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General Assembly Considers School Finance Issues

Follow conversations about school finance at the legislature. 

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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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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) listening tour
In May Colorado education officials will launch a statewide tour to gather the public’s input on how Colorado should implement the new federal education law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
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General Assembly considers school finance issues
Follow conversations about school finance at the legislature.
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Communications tools available for education leaders
Sample fact sheets, FAQs and drop-in articles can help superintendents and principals communicate about 2016 state assessments.
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Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
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