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School and District Performance Frameworks

Annually, districts receive accreditation ratings and schools are assigned plan types.

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CDE is reviewing proposed revisions to the Colorado Academic Standards.

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

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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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State Board approves school plan types
The vast majority of public schools received the highest two ratings in the state’s accountability system this year. All schools annually receive a School Performance Framework report based on performance on various common indicators.

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Report outlines strategies to address educator shortage
Based on input gathered at town hall meetings throughout Colorado, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, in collaboration with CDE, developed a strategic plan to address the statewide educator shortage. See the plan submitted to the General Assembly.

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Stories of Promising Practice: Peyton School District
One-quarter of Peyton High School's students take part in the school's Woods Manufacturing Program, a woodworking career and technical education program that started only two years ago.The program's founders look to expand the idea to districts across the country.

 

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