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Colorado Academic Standards Review and Revision

Colorado Academic Standards: All Students, All Standards


State Board review of standards recommendations

The State Board of Education will hear final recommendations from the standards review and revision committees through its June meeting. The committees for computer science, the arts and world languages will present their final recommendations at the March board meeting with an expected vote to occur at the April meeting. The schedule for presentations and approval of revisions is listed below and will be updated at the conclusion of each board meeting.

  • March: Final recommendations for arts, computer science and world languages.
  • March 15, 2018
  • April: Final recommendations for mathematics, social studies and science. Action to approve arts, computer science and world languages.  
  • May : Final recommendations for science; reading, writing, and communicating; comprehensive health and physical education. Action to approve mathematics and social studies.
  • June: Action to approve science; reading, writing, and communicating; comprehensive health and physical education.

Each committee's final recommendations are linked below by content area.

All proposed revisions are anticipated to be adopted by July 1 in alignment with state law. Districts will have two years to review and revise local standards as needed with implementation scheduled for the 2020-21 school year.


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Visual and Performing Arts

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Computer Science



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Reading, Writing, and Communicating

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Social Studies


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