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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

  • Public comment is now open for the proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards for Computer Science.  Residents of Colorado are invited to provide feedback on the proposed revisions between now and January 5, 2024.  Feedback will be collected through an online survey.  If you have any questions about how to access the survey, please contact Samantha Messier, Director of Standards and Instructional Support, at Please the computer science standards review and revision webpage for more information.

  • The Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 23-1231, "Improving Mathematics Outcomes in Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Education," in April 2023. The legislation seeks to improve outcomes in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade mathematics by putting in place supports to accelerate achievement. To learn more, please see CDE's HB23-1231 fact sheet (PDF) or visit the website.

Speciality Areas


comprehensive health

computer science

Expanded Learning Opportunities

financial literacy

High-Impact Tutoring Program


physical education

reading, writing, and communicating


social studies

world languages