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Implementation of Results Matter

Results Matter Handbook

The Results Matter Handbook has detailed information to support the full implementation of Results Matter for children birth through age five. Colorado requires preschool programs receiving state or federal education funds to use Results Matter assessment to support the learning of children served by the program and to communicate progress to families.

Results Matter Checkpoint Deadlines for 2021-22

Documentation Window

During this window, providers observe, document and depending on the assessment system, complete preliminary rates based on what is observed.

Aug 16 (or first program day) – Oct 17
Oct 30 – Jan 23
Feb 5 – Apr 24
Summer (optional)
May 7 – July 24

Assessment Rating Window

During this window, providers make final determinations about how to rate the child on each of the assessment indicators. Observation and documentation continue.

Oct 18 – Oct 29
Jan 24– Feb 4
Apr 25 – May 6
Summer (optional)
July 25 – Aug 5

Online Data Finalized

Assessment data on every indicator should be finalized by providers in the assessment system for the child NO LATER THAN the following dates for each checkpoint.

October 29, 2021
February 4, 2022
May 6, 2022
Summer (optional)
August 5, 2022

Download a PDF version of the schedule:

Checkpoint Deadlines for 2021-22 [PDF]

Approved Assessments for Results Matter

Results Matter Assessment Choices

Results Matter Assessment Selection Process

Comparison of Tools Through Approval Criteria for Results Matter Assessments

2019 Selection Criteria for Results Matter Assessment Tools (PDF)

2018 Early Childhood Assessment Survey and Focus Group Report
Feedback on Colorado’s early childhood assessment system was gathered through a survey and focus groups conducted in Winter 2018.

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Technology, when used appropriately, can be a powerful tool in early childhood education. What’s particularly beneficial for educators and families that participate in Results Matter is that they have access to online systems that provide real-time reporting and digital portfolios.

Children's assessment results are recorded using secure online systems that allow immediate access to a variety of progress reports including reports about Colorado standards. Access-controlled reports are available in real time at the child, classroom, site, program, and state level. Documentation can be uploaded to create a rich digital portfolio of children’s learning and development. While not required, educators have the added option of capturing this evidence of growth through pictures and videos which can be particularly transformative material for engaging families in the assessment process.

Technical Assistance

GOLD® Guidance from Results Matter

Reporting Requirements for Preschool Special Education

User Account Transfer Request For Results Matter Online Assessment Systems

Digital Fillable Form [PDF]  Printable Form [PDF]