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Colorado Academic Standards Review and Revision Process - Group 1

Academic Standards Revision Process Group 1 Dance Drama Theatre Arts Music Social Students Visual Arts

Content Areas in this Group

Click on a content area below to go to the review committee's webpage.


Latest News

Standards revision committee meetings to occur during the week of October 4, 2021. 
     See content-specific committee pages for more information and exact meeting dates and times.

Provide continuous feedback for the social studies and the arts standards through email:  

Standards Revision Process

July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2022






Phase One 1
Stakeholders apply for committee membership. October 2020- January 2021
Phase 2
Public feedback open for all content area standards in group 1.  March-April, 2021
Phase 3
Committees finalized. March 31, 2021
Complete Phase 3 Committees begin to meet. May 2021
Complete HB 19-1192 Commission sends history and civic standards recommendations to social studies committee. June 2021
Research and benchmark report to be completed. July-August 2021
Phase 5

Social studies committee considers public input, benchmarking report, recommendations from HB 19-1192 Commission, and requirements of HB 21-1103 for Media Literacy Standards, HB 21-1200 for Financial Literacy Standards, and SB 21-067 for Civics standards.

Arts committees consider public input and benchmarking report.

For the exact date and time of each content area meeting, visit the content area's committee webpage.

June-October 2021
Phase 6
First draft of the social studies and the arts standards revisions recommendations presented to the State Board of
Education for feedback.
November 2021
Next Phase 6 First draft of the social studies and the arts standards revisions recommendations available for public feedback. November 2021- January 2022
  Phase 7 Social studies and the arts committees meet to consider public and State Board of Education feedback. January 2022
  Phase 7

Summary of public feedback and draft standards revisions presented to State Board of Education.

February 2022
Phase 7
State Board of Education considers amendments to recommendations.   March 2022
  Phase 8

Final standards revision recommendations presented to the State Board of Education.

April 2022
  Phase 8 State Board of Education considers standards revisions, possible amendments, and adopts revised standards. May and June 2022

What happens next?

Standards Transition Process

Anticipated July 1, 2022, - Aug. 1, 2024

  1. Local districts have two years to transition local standards, curriculum, and assessment to align to the revised standards.
  2. CDE aligned state assessments with revisions to the standards

Standards Implementation Process

Anticipated to begin August 2024

  1. Local districts fully implement the revised standards into their curriculum and assessments.
  2. CDE state assessments are aligned with standards.