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Colorado Academic Standards Review and Revision

Colorado Academic Standards: All Students, All Standards

Resources from Second Public Feedback Opportunity Now Available

CDE is committed to facilitating an inclusive, open, and transparent review and revision process for the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS).

Thank you to the over 1,500 educators, school and district leaders, parents, elected officials, students, faculty at institutions of higher education, education organizations, and community members for sharing their feedback on proposed revisions to standards in all content areas.  All feedback received is organized in the same fashion as the first set of resources. Below is a listing of all feedback received. The feedback will be used to assist the committees in determining what additional revisions are needed prior to making recommendations before the Colorado State Board of Education. The second online standards feedback system was open October 16, 2017 through December 4, 2017.

In addition to the online system used first to gauge needs prior to committee work and then again at the mid-point, draft stage to give all stakeholders a chance to share insights before committees finalize their recommendations, the standards review and revision committees have created resources consisting of summaries and complete lists of the proposed revisions. The complete lists are spreadsheets that include comparisons of previous language and rationales. In addition, PDF screenshots from the draft versions were retained for public reference while committees finalize the drafts. All mid-point draft resources can be accessed on the public feedback resources page. These resources will remain available for public access until committees develop final recommendations and provide updated summaries and spreadsheets incorporating any revisions made based on stakeholder recommendation. Final committee meetings will occur the week of February 19, 2018 and final recommendations will be brought to the State Board of Education for approval beginning in the spring of 2018 and ending on or before July 1, 2018.

Throughout the remainder of the review and revision, additional ideas, feedback and questions can  be shared at the following email:

Resources from the First Public Feedback Opportunity

The first online standards feedback system was open seven months for the initial feedback phase from October 2016 through April 30, 2017. This system was designed to obtain feedback on each expectation within the CAS prior to committee meetings. All public feedback received was shared with committee members and the public to inform the standards review process. 

View General Committee Resources

General resources provided to each of the thirteen standards areas committees are now published. These resources include results from the Colorado Academic Standards perception survey, background information on the standards revision cycle, feedback from the public among other items. CDE will also publish content-specific resources, which may include benchmarking reports and summaries along with other materials. These content-specific resources can be found on individual committee pages. CDE will continue to update the general and content-specific resources.

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