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Colorado Academic Standards Review and Revision Process

CDE still accepting public feedback on social studies

The Colorado Academic Standards revision committees for the Arts and Social Studies have released draft recommendations for revision of the academic standards. The Arts feedback window closed on Jan. 1, 2022. 

The feedback window for Social Studies has been extended to Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Video tutorial on accessing and using the online system

Provide feedback through the standards online system.


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

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 moreabout the standards review and revision process guiding principles, roles and responsibilities, and committee member selection.

Frequently Asked Questionsabout Group 1 review and revision.


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

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 - June 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




  5 Third committee meeting for all content areas in the week of August 16, 2021
  6 First draft of the social studies and the arts standards revisions recommendations presented to the State Board of Education for feedback. (November 2021)
1 6 First draft of the social studies and the arts standards revisions recommendations available for public feedback. (Arts: November 12, 2021-January 1, 2022) (Social Studies: November 12, 2021-February 1, 2022).
1 7 Committees reconvene to consider public feedback and prepare final recommendations for revision (Arts: January 2022, Social Studies: February/March 2022)