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Standards Review Committee - Social Studies

Academic Standards Revision Process Group 1 Social Studies Standards Review Committee

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The Colorado Academic Standards for Social Studies

The presentation of the final recommendations for revisions to Colorado’s social studies standards is being changed from the May to the June State Board of Education meeting.  The change provides board members and the public adequate time to review proposed changes prior to the presentation from the social students committee.  All meeting materials are available using the links below.



The State Board of Education is still accepting public feedback on the recommended revisions to the social studies standards.  Review the documents above and then provide feedback through email.        Provide Feedback


General feedback on the social studies standards up for revision can be provided through email:

Committee Members

Last name First name Affiliation Role
Aldridge Stacy Cheyenne Mountain 12 Elementary School Principal
Anderson Angela Jefferson County Schools High School Teacher
Archuleta Charlee Colorado Springs School District 11 5th Grade Teacher
Bates Rebecca Fountain-Fort Carson 8 High School Teacher
Bitsie Sierra Poudre R-1 4th Grade Teacher
Brown Ana Adams-Arapahoe 28J High School Teacher
Chaney Karen Moffat County RE-1 High School Teacher
Daniel Will Littleton 6 High School Teacher
Dillard Michelle Littleton 6 5th Grade Teacher
Dykes Prince Global Children Financial Literacy Foundation President
Hanson Jarrod Denver Public Schools Senior Instructor and Site Professor
Howard Christy Colorado Springs School District 11 1st Grade Teacher
Hurd* Sarah Jefferson County Schools Social Studies Coordinator
James Erika Englewood 1 High School Teacher
Jones Kelsey Cherry Creek Schools Assistant Principal
Jones-Wagy Kelly Cherry Creek Schools High School Teacher
Kastens Charles Cherry Creek Schools 5th Grade Teacher
Kidd Steven Cherry Creek Schools 7th Grade Teacher
Kleingarn Ryanne Adams 12 Social Studies Coordinator
McKinley Alma Cherry Creek Schools Parent
Moore Cassie Adams 12 Social Studies Coordinator
Neufeld Suzanne Littleton 6 7th Grade Teacher
Novilla Maria Douglas County School District Middle School Teacher
Pearson Michelle Adams 12 8th Grade Teacher
Pettit* Jenny St. Vrain Valley Schools Social Studies Coordinator
Quintana Leigh Douglas County School District Early Childhood Education Coordinator
Ridl Jean Fort Morgan RE-3 High School Teacher
Sowell-Lovejoy Sabra Campo K-12 Small Business Owner
Thompson Nathan Harrison D-2 6th Grade Teacher
Van Tatenhove Scott Poudre R-1 High School Teacher
Westerdale Sam Adams-Arapahoe 28J High School Teacher
Westfall Megan Denver Public Schools Mild-Moderate Special Education Teacher
Wimmer Hilary Adams 12 High School Teacher

* denotes Committee Co-Chair

Meeting Dates and Notes

Committee Resources

Legislation Informing this Revision

  • HB 19-1192:  Concerning the Inclusion of Matters Relating to American Minorities in the Teaching of Social Contributions in Civil Government in Public Schools
  • HB 20-1032:  Concerning the Timing of Education Standards Review
  • HB 20-1336:  Concerning Requiring the Satisfactory Completion of a Course that Includes Holocaust and Genocide Studies as a Condition of High School Graduation
  • HB 21- 1200: Concerning Financial Literacy Standards for Public Schools
  • HB 21- 1103: Concerning Implementation of the Recommendations of the Media Literacy Advisory Committee
  • SB 21-   067: Concerning Measures to Strengthen Civics Education in Colorado

Standards Revision Process

July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022






Phase One 1
Stakeholders apply for committee membership. October 2020- January 2021
Phase 2
Public feedback open for all content area standards in group 1.  March-April, 2021
Phase 3
Committees finalized. March 31, 2021
Complete Phase 3 Committees begin to meet. May 2021
Complete HB 19-1192 Commission sends history and civic standards recommendations to social studies committee. June 2021
Research and benchmark report to be completed. July-August 2021
Complete Phase 5

Social studies committee considers public input, benchmarking report, recommendations from HB 19-1192 Commission, and requirements of HB 21-1103 for Media Literacy Standards, HB 21-1200 for Financial Literacy Standards, and SB 21-067 for Civics standards.

June-October 2021
Phase 6
First draft of the social studies standards revisions recommendations presented to the State Board of
Education for feedback..
November 2021
Complete Phase 6 First draft of the social studies standards revisions recommendations available for public feedback November 12, 2021- February 1, 2022
Complete Phase 7 Social Studies Committee reconvenes to consider public feedback. February and March 2022
Phase 7
 Summary of public feedback presented to State Board of Education.  April 2022
Phase 8

Final standards revision recommendations presented to the State Board of Education.

June 2022
Next Phase 8 State Board of Education considers standards revisions, possible amendments, and adopts revised standards.  August-November 2022

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