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Common Core State Standards as a part of the Colorado Academic Standards
The Colorado State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in August 2010. In December 2010, CDE released the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for Mathematics and Reading, Writing and Communicating incorporating the entire CCSS while maintaining the unique aspects of the Colorado Academic Standards, which include personal financial literacy, 21st century skills, prepared graduate competencies, and preschool expectations.
“The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.” (CCSSO - About the Standards)
Benefits to Colorado’s Children
Internationally Benchmarked Standards.
High Standards for All Students.
Consistent Student Learning in a Mobile Society.
Benefits to Colorado’s Schools and Districts
Higher Quality Instructional Materials.
Better, More Focused Professional Development.
Cross State Collaboration.