Teaching Strategies Credit for Birth-3rd Grade Platform Subscribers
Teaching Strategies will apply a 100% portfolio subscription credit to Colorado school districts and their charters currently on the B-3 platform for the 2016-17 school year. The amount of credit will be based on the number of student portfolios purchased in SY 2015-16. CDE is working with Teaching Strategies to establish a statewide process for the 2016-17 credit. Additional details will be available in November.
Kindergarten School Readiness Weekly Town Hall Meetings for Users of New Birth-3rd Grade Platform in TS GOLD
In response to technical issues regarding Teaching Strategies GOLD Birth - 3rd Grade Platform (2.0), Teaching Strategies hosted weekly town hall meetings for Colorado subscribers. The meetings allowed Colorado subscribers an opportunity to communicate implementation challenges directly to Teaching Strategies, hear from Teaching Strategies about efforts to rectify issues and learn about ongoing product development timelines.
New Guidelines for Implementing School Readiness Using Teaching Strategies GOLD Birth-3rd Grade Platform
Watch the webinar, or view the slide deck for the September 17, 2015 webinar that was designed to support implementation, and answer questions specific to users of the Teaching Strategies Birth - 3rd Grade Platform (2.0).
More Than Just a Law...
In the early years of each child's life, every experience, every day creates the foundation for success in school and beyond. Colorado demonstrated its commitment to school readiness and success for all children through the passage of Senate Bill 08-212, Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K).
The goal of CAP4K is to align Colorado’s preschool through postsecondary education system. The act included provisions related to school readiness for both the State Board of Education and local education providers.
Colorado's School readiness initiative is aimed at promoting the school success of each child entering a Colorado school, recognizing that a strong start in school can close gaps early and prevent other gaps from starting. Colorado is among a host of states implementing school readiness assessments and individual plans to provide educators and families with tools for identifying and supporting each child's areas of strength and areas for growth.
CDE is committed to providing supports and services that increase the chances of success for all children through resources for kindergarten, information about requirements, and support for implementing school readiness plans and assessment practices.
Information About the School Readiness Initiative
- Kindergarten School Readiness Overview
- Read more about Senate Bill 08-212, Colorado's Achievement Plan for Kids (CAP4K)
- Read more about Colorado’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge fund
School Readiness Assessments and Plans
- Pre-recorded webinar on implementation options for 2015-16 Kindergarten School Readiness Assessments
- HB 15-1323 updates to School Readiness and READ Act requirements
- Updated 2014 School Readiness Assessment Guidance document
Contains guidance related to literacy assessment for the READ Act and school readiness initiative. Includes a sample individual school Readiness Plan.
- Learn more about School Readiness Plans
- School Readiness Plan Template