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School and District Performance Frameworks

Annually, districts receive accreditation ratings and schools are assigned plan types.

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Stay informed on Colorado Academic Standards

CDE is reviewing proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards.

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Learn more about state tests and your child’s score report for English language arts and math.

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Graduation Guidelines

The guidelines include a state menu of college and career-ready demonstrations.

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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

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Resources for traditional and alternative educator preparation, educator licensing, fingerprints and enforcement. Learn more about Educator Talent

News & Events

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Provide feedback on Educator Talent Rules
CDE staff, with help of teachers, principals and district leaders, have updated the Teacher Quality Standards based on several years of full implementation of the Colorado Educator Effectiveness System. Review the rule updates and submit comments by April 20.

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Take the NGSS adaption survey
CDE has launched a survey to collect public feedback on a proposal from the science standards review and revision committee to adapt the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Colorado. The survey is open through Monday, March 19.

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Creating Safer School Environments
Colorado joins the nation in mourning the loss of life in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. CDE has compiled a list of resources that we hope will be helpful for creating safer school environments.


Financial information on schools and districts throughout Colorado.
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A search tool for CDE's in-person and self-paced trainings, webinars, and more.
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Resources to assist parents and students in their school-related needs.
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Data tools, district and school directories and other resources for student learning.
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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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