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Assessment Unit

Oversees the administration of standardized testing.

The Colorado Academic Standards provide clear expectations of what students need to know and be able to do at the end of each grade level to graduate college and career ready. Meaningful, timely and precise measures of student learning – assessments - provide critical data and feedback to determine whether educational goals are being met. Colorado assessments are changing in order to accurately assess student mastery relative to the Colorado Academic Standards.

Where can I learn more?

The PARCC website (http://parcconline.org) has additional information on the new English language arts and mathematics assessments.

Assessment home page

Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 502

Unit Supervisor: Joyce Zurkowski
Administrative Lead: Margo Allen
Lead Email Address: allen_m@cde.state.co.us
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6929

 

Office Responsibilities

Oversees Colorado assessments and implementation of assessments.

Major Projects

2013

• TCAP and CoAlt (alternate assessment) continue

• ACT continues

• First year of ACCESS (English language proficiency assessment)

2014

• TCAP and CoAlt Reading, Writing and Math continue

• First year of new social studies and science assessments

• ACT continues

• ACCESS continues

2015

• First year of English language arts and mathematics assessments (PARRC) will be operational

• Second year of new social studies and science assessments 

• ACT continues

• ACCESS continues

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Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing