11th-graders to take the ACT in spring 2016
The department confirmed it has received approval to administer the ACT exam to high school juniors this year.
State Board of Education appoints Commissioner of Education
Richard Crandall, the single finalist, was appointed during a special meeting by the State Board of Education.
Submit a BEST Grant Application
The BEST Grant is a competitive grant focused on helping public schools with a multitude of capital construction needs. Informational webinars are available to guide you through the process. Applications are open Jan. 4 and due Feb. 27.
Submit a Proposal for the 2016 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Academy
The Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education partnered with numerous stakeholders to offer this annual professional learning opportunity. Session proposal forms are due Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Complete an Office of Learning Supports Customer Support Survey
CDE's Office of Learning Supports, in preparation for the next State Personnel Development Grant, is seeking input on the assistance they should offer in the coming years.
Cast Your Vote for the 2016 One Book 4 Colorado Title
Watch videos of local celebrities reading each of this year’s One Book 4 Colorado selections. Then vote for your favorite and help us decide which book Colorado’s 4-year-olds will receive in April!
State Board of Education approves finalist for commissioner
Richard Crandall, a business owner and former Arizona legislator and Wyoming schools chief, was named today as the single finalist for Colorado’s commissioner of education by the Colorado State Board of Education.
View District and School Test Results for English Language Arts and Math
District- and school-level results from the 2015 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) English language arts and math tests, given in grades three through high school, are now available.
Read Commissioner Asp's statement on Every Student Succeeds Act
ESSA continues to provide funding and accountability for some of our students with greatest needs and allows for state expertise and priorities to be used in determining accountability and interventions. The new law will provide opportunities for a small number of states to try new assessment systems.
View a Resource on Data Redaction
CDE created a new resource to help districts and schools apply redaction techniques to documents containing student-level data or financial information that may be posted online under financial transparency laws.