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COVID-19 Policy Implications Stakeholder Group

Background on the Stakeholder Group

In the 2020 legislative session, the Colorado General Assembly included in the School Finance Act (HB20-1418) the creation of a stakeholder group to address issues presented by the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the group is to review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting disruption of the 2019-2020 school year, including student transition to remote learning and the cancellation of the state assessments, accountability, accreditation, and educator evaluation systems. The COVID-19 Policy Implications Stakeholder Group will discuss how the cancellation of state assessments will impact accountability, accreditation, and educator evaluations during the 2020-21 school year and whether future modifications are needed for these areas in response to the pandemic.

The COVID-19 Policy Implications Stakeholder Group is being formed under the direction of the Commissioner and will work from the fall 2020 through December 2020. By early January 2021, the findings and recommendations from the working group will be completed.

Composition of the Group

The Stakeholder Group will include a broad group of stakeholders from all different parts of the state. The group will include representatives with diverse viewpoints about assessments, accountability, and educator effectiveness by including individuals impacted by these systems, individuals with expertise in these systems and individuals engaged in advocacy around these systems.

Meeting Commitment

The Stakeholder Group will convene virtually in late August or early September and will meet regularly (bi-weekly or monthly) through December 2020 to complete its work. The final meeting schedule will be developed once the group convenes in order to respond to the needs of its members.

Application Timeline and Process

The Stakeholder Group application has closed.  Announcements of the final membership list will be shared by the end of August (including on this webpage).

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about this process, contact Rhonda Haniford at