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Office of Standards and Instructional Support

Colorado Academic Standards: All Students, All Standards


The Office of Standards and Instructional Support (SIS) consists of full-time and part-time staff of content specialists with expertise in all areas within the Colorado Academic Standards. This team is committed to supporting education professionals across the state in implementing the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for student success. The team provides guidance and expertise through technical assistance, both internally and externally, related to standards implementation and instructional support.

News and Announcements

  • The Colorado Academic Standards for Comprehensive Health, Mathematics, Reading Writing Communicating, and Science will be reviewed by the State Board of Education during the 2024-25 academic year.  The process will include a benchmarking study by a third party (summer 2024), public input survey (fall 2024), initial review by the State Board of Education (winter 2025), revision (if necessary) by volunteer committees (spring 2025), presentation of initial draft to the State Board of Education (summer 2025), public input on draft revisions (fall 2025), State Board review, amendments and approval (spring 2026). 

  • The Colorado Department of Education will soon be accepting nominations and applications for Youth Advisors (ages 14-19) to the Colorado Academic Standards revision process for 2024-26.  Applications open on June 1, 2024 and close at 11:59 PM on August 1, 2024. Nominators should notify nominees using this template, which includes a link to the application.  Nominees will need to complete the application.  Youth advisors to the standards review process serve a two-year term or until the standards revision cycle is complete, whichever comes first. They may serve more than one term. A commitment and active participation are critical. The majority of the standards revision committee work is projected to occur between February 1 and July 15, 2025, and again between November 2025 and January 2026.  Please note that revision schedules may change.

  • The Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 23-1231, "Improving Mathematics Outcomes in Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Education," in April 2023. The legislation seeks to improve outcomes in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade mathematics by putting in place supports to accelerate achievement. To learn more, please see CDE's HB23-1231 fact sheet (PDF) or visit the website.

  • Board Approves Revisions to Computer Science Standards Recommendations for K-12:  On May 9, 2024, the Colorado State Board of Education approved revisions to the recommendations for computer science, English language development, physical education and world language standards. By August, staff will incorporate the approved revisions and post the new standards on CDE’s website. Additionally, staff previewed the next cycle in the revision cycle, which will include comprehensive health; reading, writing, and communicating; math; and science. That process will start in the summer and fall with benchmarking and initial public input. Committee recruitment, application and selection will occur in the spring of 2025 with committee drafts of proposed revisions completed by the summer of 2025.

Speciality Areas


comprehensive health

computer science

Expanded Learning Opportunities

financial literacy

High-Impact Tutoring Program


physical education

reading, writing, and communicating


social studies

world languages