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Learn more about state tests and your child’s score report for English language and math.

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Provide feedback on updates to Colorado’s 21st Century Skills

The 21st Century Skills are the essential skills students should develop to be successful in the post-secondary education and the workplace.

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New Educator Talent Area Launched

The Educator Talent Unit develops, deploys and supports educators, schools and districts/BOCES across Colorado.

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Graduation Guidelines

Find out more about new graduation requirements and view a menu of options.

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About the Colorado Department of Education

Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

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Resources for traditional and alternative educator preparation, educator licensing, fingerprints and enforcement. Learn more about Educator Talent

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2017 state assessment scores and growth results released
Overall school-, district- and state-level results from the 2017 administration of statewide assessments are now available along with academic growth summary information, showing areas of improvement throughout the state and increases in participation.

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New Educator Talent Area Launched
The Educator Talent Unit develops, deploys and supports educators, schools and districts/BOCES across Colorado with the goal of having the most effective leaders and educators in every school and classroom. Visit our new area! 

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Attend a teacher shortage town hall
CDE, along with the Colorado Dept. of Higher Education, are hosting a series of town hall meetings this summer to address the state's teacher shortage and gather feedback on a strategic plan. See upcoming town hall meetings or provide your feedback through online survey.

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CDE uses purposeful communication to build an environment of quality, customer service, credibility and trust.
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CDE takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of those whose data is collected, used, shared and stored.
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CDE provides resources to assist parents and students in their school-related needs.
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CDE provides data tools, district and school directories and other resources for student learning.
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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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