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CDE Resources

Various offices, units and projects provide information on partnering with families in education.

  • Adult Education Initiatives
    There are numerous resources and programs to support adult and family learning, which can be accessed and coordinated by school communities.
  • Colorado State Library
    Libraries statewide offer opportunities and resources which support early literacy, family learning, digital literacy and connections between schools and communities.
  • Educator Effectiveness
    This multi-faceted site has specific information on the implementation of Senate Bill 10-191, which includes a systematic focus on involving families in educator evaluation and meaningfully supporting the academic achievement of their children.

  • English Language Development
    Related to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, educational resources and support are provided for students and families learning English, including those who are migrant.
  • Response to Intervention: Family, School, and Community Partnering
    One of the six components of Response to Intervention (RtI) is Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP) and numerous resources are available to support all stakeholders in implementation – online courses, face-to-face trainings, RtI Family and Community Partnering: “On the Team and At the Table” Toolkit, support network communication, presentation slides and activities, and articles/websites.
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    PBIS encourages partnering with families and works with Response to Intervention (RtI) to create a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).
  • READ Act
    Legislated in 2012, the READ Act focuses on every student learning to read proficiently by the third grade and requires that schools reach out to families as partners in developing, implementing, and monitoring plans when there are concerns.
  • Postsecondary Readiness
    Numerous secondary school programs specifically involve families in educational partnering; examples are the Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP), 21st Century Community Learning Centers, and Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement.
  • Teaching, Empowering, Leading, & Learning (TELL) Survey
    This biennial survey of Colorado educators, administered in 2009 and 2011, has found that Community Support and Involvement – whether parents/guardians in the community are engaged, influential, and supportive of teachers and schools - is highly correlated with student achievement.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.