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The resources listed here are selected to assist families and students in their school-related needs.

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Colorado Academic Standards - Helpful Resources

  • Know the Difference: Standards vs. Curriculum (PDF)
    This fact sheet clarifies the difference between standards and curriculum and how they both inform instruction in the classrooms of Colorado students.
  • History, Culture, Social Contributions and Civil Government in Education
    This webpage provides background information on the commission created by House Bill 19-1192 to add minority groups into history and civics lessons in public schools. It includes examples of the draft recommended revisions that the State Board of Education will consider for inclusion in the social studies standards. A printable version is also available.

State Assessments

Colorado Growth Model

A decade ago, the state created the Colorado Growth Model to look specifically at how individual students progress from year to year based on the state standards.

PSAT and SAT

The PSAT and SAT exams, taken by Colorado’s ninth-, 10th- and 11th-graders, are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and offer free, high-quality practice tools and scholarship opportunities. Ninth-graders and 10th-graders take the PSAT and 11th-graders take the SAT as the state college-entrance exam.

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CDE launches campaign on importance of reading to children at home

To increase awareness of the importance of early literacy, the Colorado Department of Education launched a public information campaign to encourage and empower parents to make reading part of their daily routine with their children.

ReadWithMe.today website


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