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Teaching and Learning Conditions Colorado - Now Closed

Initiated through HB08-1384, the Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC), formerly known as TELL Colorado, is a statewide, anonymous survey intended to support school, district, and state improvement planning, as well as research and policy. Schools and districts will need more than 50% participation and at least five responses to access their data.

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The TLCC 2018 survey window has closed.

Thank you Colorado teachers! Over thirty-five thousand teachers participated.

Results will be publically available via this website by late April for all schools and districts that meet 50% participation and have at least 5 responses.

Governor Hickenlooper's TLCC Message

2018 Teacher of the Year: Take the TLCC!

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"We are committed to helping ensure that every educator in Colorado has what they need to do their best work with our children. Through our new, shorter TLCC survey, you have the opportunity to tell us about your school and let us know what you need. We are listening. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and everything you do for our children." -John Hickenlooper, Governor

"We can never thank teachers enough for your expertise, creativity, dedication and compassion for Colorado's student. But we can listen and use the results of the TLCC survey to improve our support for teachers." - Commissioner Katy Anthes

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2017-18 Calendar for TLCC Development and Administration

  • Spring - Summer 2017 - Field feedback on new survey draft, including focus groups, think-aloud interviews, and pilot
  • October 2017 - Final instrument available
  • December 2017 - Head count verification for schools (completed by districts)
  • Early January 2018 - Access codes to the online survey sent to school building by mail
  • January 24th - February 23rd, 2018 - Statewide survey launch
  • April 2018 - 2018 TLCC initial state summary report available

Feedback from educators is integral to the survey development process. CDE has worked with partners to solicit input from a stakeholder working group, including Colorado educators, select researchers, and other education partners; facilitate focus groups and meetings with teachers, principals, and district staff; conduct think-aloud interviews with potential respondents; and coordinate a pilot administration of the TLCC Survey with Colorado educators.

Survey Help Desk and Contact Information

For more information about the TLCC Survey, contact the Improvement Planning Office at uiphelp@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6676.

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