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Standards, Curriculum, and Instructional Resources

CDE provides a variety of resources to support Colorado Academic Standards-based teaching and learning.

Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)

Colorado Academic Standards articulate expectations of what all students need to know and be able to do at the end of each grade in ten content areas. Standards were authored by Colorado educators and adopted by the State Board of Education.

Curriculum Overview Samples

Curriculum Overview Samples offer teacher-authored organized plans of instruction for engaging students in mastering the Colorado Academic Standards.

Instructional Unit Samples

Instructional Unit Samples authored by Colorado teachers and based on curriculum overview samples, provide learning experiences, teacher and student resources, assessment ideas, and differentiation options.

Information Hubs

Information Hubs draw together resources to support standards-based instruction within a specific discipline.  

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