Colorado Academic Standards Crosswalk Information
Reading, Writing and Communicating
Given the existence of grade by grade reading and writing CSAP assessment frameworks, the reading and writing working group determined that these would serve as the best reference for a comparison to the previous reading, writing, and communicating Model Content Standards.
The revised academic standards articulate expectations by grade level and the CSAP assessment framework shows grade by grade objectives for grades 3 through 10. As a proxy for comparison of grade level content for the previous standards, the working group used the objectives from the CSAP assessment framework as a referent.
Green indicates no significant content difference between the evidence outcome and the grade level CSAP assessment objective(s).
Yellow indicates that there is a difference in some of the content in the evidence outcome and the grade level CSAP assessment objective(s).
Red indicates that the evidence outcome represents new content at the grade level.
Preschool through second grade evidence outcomes were not coded. The working group decided that such a comparison would not be meaningful for two reasons:
There are no assessment frameworks these grades.
The contrast between the broad expectations articulated in the current grade band standards (K-4) and the specificity of the grade level expectations in the revised standards is so great that color coding would provide little value. Instead, districts are encouraged to use the District Notes and Implications columns of the document to compare their K-2 expectations.
Grade level expectations have not been coded. The reason for this is the change from skill based standards statements in the previous standards and the largely concept based expectations in the revised standards. The change in format and nomenclature made a comparison difficult to a suggestion based document that primarily focused on skill and, in some cases, included curricular level suggestions.
Reading, Writing, and Communicating Crosswalks
Color Coded Crosswalks
Arranged by Grade (Updated December 2010)
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