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Office of Standards and Instructional Support
The Office of Standards and Instructional Support (SIS) consists of full-time and part-time staff of content specialists with expertise in all areas within the Colorado Academic Standards. This team is committed to supporting education professionals across the state in implementing the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for student success. The team provides guidance and expertise through technical assistance, both internally and externally, related to standards implementation and instructional support.
News and Announcements
Colorado Academic Standards Review and Revision
Academic standards in social studies, dance, drama/theatre arts, music, and visual arts are being revised in 2021-2022, as a result of a new standards revision schedule required under House Bill 20-1032 (section C.R.S. 22-7-1005(6)) passed during the 2020 legislative session. We encourage all stakeholders to contribute comments about the current standards by emailing the department at any time during the revision process firstname.lastname@example.org . Your feedback will be used by review and revision committees to shape the updated standards. The first committee meeting will be taking place on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00am-2:00pm.
Legislated Grants, Committees and Commissions
Resources in Response to COVID-19
The Office of Standards and Instructional Support has contributed to resources that support educators during these unprecedented times. The following are the most requested areas to find answers to frequently asked questions. In addition, a frequent question our office receives is in regard to priority standards. Our office implements legislation and current legislation does not prioritize specific grade-level expectations in any content area. Therefore, we operate to assist districts in implementing standards that are adopted by the State Board of Education in all content areas. Curricular decisions are made at the local level.