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Colorado Academic Standards Review and Revision Process

About the Standards Review and Revision Process

The State Board of Education is required to review and revise approximately one-third of the standards beginning in 2022 and an additional one-third every two years thereafter (22-7-1005(6) C.R.S.). The 2020-21 school year is the first year of implementation of the standards that were revised in 2018. One-third of the standards that were adopted in 2018 will begin the review and revision cycle beginning in the Fall of 2020. The review and revision of all academic standards will be divided into three groups and each of the three groups will go through the following cycles:

  1. Review and Revision
  2. Transition
  3. Implementation

Each of these three cycles has steps that are outlined on the group's webpage.

Learn more about the standards review and revision process guiding principles, roles and responsibilities, and committee member selection.

Frequently Asked Questions about Group 1 review and revision.

How Do I Provide Feedback?


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

Standards Review and Revision Groups

Click on each group to visit the page that contains a timeline of the review and revision process and where the process is currently.

Group 1
July 2020 - Fall 2022

  • Dance   
  • Drama/Theatre Arts   
  • Music   
  • Social Studies (includes Personal Financial Literacy)
  • Visual Arts   

Group 2

Coming July 2022

July 2022 - June 2024

  • Comprehensive Health
  • Computer Science
  • Physical Education
  • World Languages

Coming July 2024

July 2024 - June 2026

  • English Language Proficiency
  • Mathematics
  • Reading, Writing and Communicating
  • Science

Latest News




1 7 Committees reconvene to consider public feedback and prepare final recommendations for revision (Social Studies: February/March 2022)
1 8 State Board of Education considers the Arts committee final recommendations for revision (April 2022)
1 8 Social Studies public feedback presented to the State Board of Education (April 2022)
1 8 State Board of Education Adopts Arts Standards in April 2022
1 8 State Board of Education hears final revision recommendations from the Social Studies Committee (June 2022)