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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

  • Revision of the Colorado Academic Standards for computer science has begun.  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).
  • Based on State Board of Education guidance, CDE will be moving forward with minimal revision to the high school computer science standards.  Application for those interested in participating on the Computer Science Standards Revision Committee closed August 31, 2023. The Colorado Academic Standards in the content areas of English language proficiency, physical education, and world languages will remain unchanged until the next revision cycle in six years.
  • With the passage of SB 23-008 Youth Involvement Educational Standards Review, CDE will be soliciting nominations for youth representatives to the standards review and revision process in August 2023. Visit the standards review and revision webpage for more information.

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