Implement the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards
During the Spring of 2018, the State Board of Education approved revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), as required by statute. This approval completed the first four phases of the standards review and revision timeline, moving Colorado into the final two phases ending in full implementation of the CAS. CDE's Office of Standards and Instructional Support is committed to supporting districts to take full advantage of the two-year transition period to the revised CAS, with appropriate and meaningful attention given to curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional learning, communications, and alignment of local policies and practices. CDE's support will include both online and in-person components with materials designed specifically for local school and district leaders to use with their teachers and staff.
Standards Update Session at the Summer Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) Annual Leadership Conference
Session materials are available on the CASE conference app for all attendees.
Phase 5 Schedule of Support
Phase 6: Alignment to Colorado Measures of Academic Success
The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments will be reviewed for their alignment to the revised standards and any needed adjustments will be made accordingly with inclusion in the scored assessments expected no earlier than 2020-21.
Approaches to assessment revisions may differ across the content areas and/or grades depending on the level of modification required.
Any needed revisions to CoAlt are anticipated to be reflected on the same schedule as CMAS.