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New Colorado Computer Science Standards

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During the 2016 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 16-1198 requiring CDE to develop voluntary academic standards for computer science for secondary students. The new law allows districts to elect to adopt these standards for their high school students. These voluntary, secondary computer science standards must be adopted by the State Board of Education by July 2018.  This webpage will provide updates on the computer science standards development process.

During the fall of 2016, CDE hosted a series of stakeholder meetings and a webinar to engage a broad array of stakeholders to inform the development process.   The department is currently in the process of synthesizing the input from the meetings and will be posting a report of the key findings.  A recording of the informational webinar.

The Computer Science Standards Development Committee developed the first draft of the Colorado Academic Standards for Computer Science and were posted for public review through December 4th, 2017. 

To follow the standards development process please visit the computer science committee page.

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To submit general questions or comments about the standards review and revision process, please contact us at

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