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Office of Standards and Instructional Support

Colorado Academic Standards: All Students, All Standards


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

  • The Colorado Department of Education will soon be accepting nominations and applications for Youth Advisors (ages 14-19) to the Colorado Academic Standards revision process for 2024-26.  Applications open on June 1, 2024 and close at 11:59 PM on August 1, 2024. Nominators should notify nominees using this template, which includes a link to the application.  Nominees will need to complete the application.  Youth advisors to the standards review process serve a two-year term or until the standards revision cycle is complete, whichever comes first. They may serve more than one term. A commitment and active participation are critical. The majority of the standards revision committee work is projected to occur between February 1 and July 15, 2025, and again between November 2025 and January 2026.  Please note that revision schedules may change.

  • 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