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CDE Update

CDE Update

About the CDE Update

Welcome to the CDE Update! Each month, this publication will show you what is happening in key priority areas at CDE and include details on implementation, milestones, deadlines and resources.

This online format allows you to view everything or filter by category and date and will be your go-to source for all Update information.


May 2018


ESSA

In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Colorado in May 2017, submitted its state plan to the U.S. Department of Education on how it intends to implement ESSA in Colorado, and received plan approval on May 8, 2018. Find more information on the state plan on CDE's ESSA webpage.

What's Happening Now

Colorado’s ESSA State Plan Approved

Colorado’s plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act was approved on May 8, 2018, by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

The state’s ESSA plan, originally submitted to the U.S. Department of Education in May 2017, went through a number of revisions as state officials worked with federal reviewers to clarify how the state plans met ESSA’s statutory requirements.

View CDE’s official press release for more information on plan approval process or visit CDE’s ESSA webpage for information on ESSA Implementation.

2018-19 Consolidated Application

The 2018-19 Consolidated Application window is open. Applicants should begin using the online system to update their LEA plan responses, as needed, and enter the LEA’s 2018-19 proposed budget. The 2018-19 preliminary allocations for Title I, Part A, Title II, Part A, Title III, Part A, and Title III-SAI have been pre-populated in the platform. CDE will update the preliminary allocations for the remaining Title programs once they have been received from the U.S. Department of Education.

If you were unable to attend an in-person or virtual training session and would like support from CDE, please reach out to your ESEA Regional Contact to schedule training support.

Supplement, Not Supplant (SNS) and Non-Public Consultation Forms

Supplement, Not Supplant Demonstrations and Non-public Consultation Forms were due on May 30. If you were unable to submit the required documentation, contact your ESEA Regional Contact for support. LEAs that do not provide SNS demonstration will likely experience a delay in their ability to access ESSA funds. 

What's on the Horizon

ESSA Monitoring

Now that Colorado’s ESSA state plan has been approved, CDE will begin implementing all sections of the plan, including a review of LEA's ESSA plans. As we launch the review process under ESSA, districts will receive training, support, and guidance on ESSA requirements and the indicators that will be reviewed both remotely and while onsite.

As described in the state plan, monitoring will occur in multi-year cycles through various formats including desk reviews, onsite reviews, and ESSA title program effectiveness meetings. LEAs that are selected for a review during the 2018-19 school year will be notified by the last day of June and will receive instructions, guidance and support in preparing for the review.

High-Achieving Schools and ESSA CS/TS schools

CDE has identified a second cohort of High Achieving Schools (HAS) that will serve as models for current and future Connect for Success (CFS) grantees. This cohort includes one rural elementary school, one middle school, one high school that performed in the top 5 percent of all Title I schools, and an Alternative Education Campus with a consistently high graduation rate. A team from CDE has been conducting a comprehensive study of the practices that have likely contributed to the HAS successes and will highlight common practices and strategies in reports to be released later this summer.

You can access the first HAS cohort study on the CDE website

Schools identified for comprehensive or targeted support and improvement in September 2017 or September 2018 will be eligible for the CFS grant and may apply for funds, using the EASI application process, to replicate the practices and strategies identified in the CDE study. CFS schools will partner with one of the HAS, which will serve as a mentor to the CFS school. CFS schools will visit one or more of the HAS to see effective practices and strategies in action and connect with HAS personnel and school leaders.

Important Upcoming Deadlines

More Information

For more information, contact Patrick Chapman, executive director of Federal Programs, at 303-866-6780 or chapman_p@cde.state.co.us or visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/essa

May 2018


Accountability, Performance and Support

What's Happening Now

Alternative Education Campus Status Applications

By Friday, May 4, all schools seeking designation or renewal as an Alternative Education Campus (AECs) for the 2018-19 school year must submit data through Data Pipeline, with district or authorizer approval, verifying that the school meets eligibility criteria. At this time, districts can also submit new planned measures for consideration through Data Pipeline to CDE for the 2018 AEC School Performance Framework (SPF) that have not been previously approved. Office hours for both collections are available every Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. Register via SignUp Genius.

For more information contact Jessica Watson at watson_j@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6778 or B Sanders at sanders_b@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-2865.

AEC Selection of Measures

By Friday, June 29, all AEC schools must submit measures and aggregated data for optional measures for the 2018 AEC SPF through Data Pipeline, with district or authorizer approval. This collection will open Monday, May 7. Office hours for this collection are available every Tuesday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m. Register via SignUp Genius.

View more information on the state accountability - AEC webpage.

For assistance and questions, contact Jessica Watson at watson_j@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6778 or B Sanders at sanders_b@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-2865.

Technical Advisory Panel Meeting

The Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) this spring will begin to explore methodology for including a “growth to standard” measure on the 2019 School & District Performance Frameworks. 

The next TAP meeting will be Thursday, May 24. Agendas and recorded presentations can be found on the TAP webpage.

For assistance or questions, contact Dan Jorgensen at jorgensen_d@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6763.

TLCC Survey Data Available

Teaching and Learning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) survey data is now available publicly at www.tlccsurvey.org. Data is available for all districts and schools that met the 50 percent participation criteria and had at least five respondents. Resources are available to help interpret data. CDE will offer tailored assistance and training throughout the year. 

For more information about the TLCC survey, contact Lisa Medler at medler_l@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6993.

Public Posting of Unified Improvement Plans

Thank you to all of the districts that submitted school and district plans to be publicly posted this year. The plans have been published on SchoolView.

The Unified Improvement Planning (UIP) team is updating the template for next year, including viewing SPF within the UIP, visual icons to improve the look and flow of the public plan, and easier access to previous years’ plans. 

Contact the UIP office at uiphelp@cde.state.co.us with any ideas for enhancement that can be made to support your planning work. Alternatively, contact Lisa Steffen at steffen_l@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6676.

What's on the Horizon

Accreditation Contracts

Districts, BOCES and Charter School Institute schools that are accredited with Turnaround, Priority Improvement or Improvement Plans must sign an annual accreditation contract. CDE will send districts pre-populated accreditation contracts for 2018-19. These must be signed by the superintendent and local board president and returned to CDE by Friday, June 1, in order for the State Board of Education to sign the contracts at its June meeting.

Contact Rachael Lovendahl  at 303-866-3256 or lovendahl_r@cde.state.co.us with any questions.

Accountability, UIP and Family Partnership Contacts

Districts that will have a transition with the assigned Accountability, UIP or Family Partnership contact for the 2018-19 school year are reminded to provide information for the new representative. More guidance will be sent out on the process for districts to update their contacts by June. In the meantime, contact Lisa Steffen at steffen_l@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6676 with any questions.

Promising Partnership Practices—Call for Submissions

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE), in collaboration with CDE, is collecting promising practices from schools and districts across the state to publish in the annual Promising Partnership Practices Colorado book. SACPIE and CDE invite schools, districts, early childhood centers, institutions of higher education, accountability committees, parent-teacher committees or any other school- or district-based council to submit a proposal for consideration in the publication.

The purpose of this book is for schools, districts and other educational organizations to share how they partner with families and the community for student success.

Submissions are due Friday, June 1, for consideration. For a copy of the submission form, visit the SACPIE webpage. For questions, contact Darcy Hutchins at hutchins_d@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-5921.

 

Important Upcoming Deadlines

May 4: AEC applications due through data pipeline

June 1: Promising Partnership Practices submissions due

June 1: Accreditation Contracts due for districts Accredited with Turnaround, Priority Improvement or Improvement Plans

June 30: All school code submissions for 2017-18 due

June 30: AECs must submit measures and aggregated data for optional measures for the 2018 AEC SPF through Data Pipeline

More Information

For more information, contact Alyssa Pearson, associate commissioner of Accountability, Performance and Support, 303-866-6855, pearson_a@cde.state.co.us, or visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/Accountability.

Assessments

What's Happening Now

Return Assessment Materials

CMAS and CoAlt scorable and non-scorable assessment materials must be returned to the assessment vendor upon completion of testing. Scorable CMAS materials must be picked up by UPS from the district no later than Wednesday, May 2, and non-scorable CMAS materials must be picked up by UPS no later than Friday, May 4. 

All PSAT/SAT materials should have been shipped back by Friday, April 27. Answer documents that have not been returned by this date will not be scored, due in part to security reasons.

Updates to Assessment Demographic and Invalidation Data

After assessment administration, DACs and data respondents can update student demographic data and apply invalidation codes, including parent excusals, to student records. DACs have been provided with specific details about how to provide information for each assessment.

Districts will have two opportunities to update student demographic and invalidation data for assessments managed through PearsonAccessnext (CMAS: mathematics, English language arts, CSLA, science, social studies, and CoAlt: science and social studies):

  • Initial PearsonAccessnext data clean up – Prior to Friday, May 11, for school and district access
  • Final PearsonAccessnext data clean up – May 14-16 for district access only

Demographic and invalidation data (Special Circumstance Codes) for the CoAlt: English language arts and math (DLM) assessments can also be updated in the KITE system during and shortly after the assessment window; however, the vendor’s system cannot be used to update state use fields*. 

Districts also have the opportunity to review and make corrections to demographic and invalidation data through CDE’s voluntary Student Biographical Data (SBD) review process. The remaining SBD windows for this year are included in the table below.

Expected Spring 2018 Assessment Student Biographical Data (SBD) Review Windows

Assessment

Expected SBD Window

CO PSAT/SAT

May 17-24

CMAS (including math, English language arts, CSLA, science, and social studies)

CoAlt: science and social studies

May 21-31

CoAlt: English Language Arts and Mathematics (DLM)*

May 30 - June 6

*Because multiple steps must be taken before a DLM Special Circumstance Code can be applied for a student within the KITE system, CDE recommends that districts apply these codes during SBD.

A one page reference document is available to help districts identify how Parent Excusals should be coded for each assessment. 

What's on the Horizon

2018 state assessment results are expected to be available according to the timeline in the table below.

2018 Targeted Reporting Dates

Student Level Data Files

CMAS and CoAlt: Science and Social Studies

Mid-June (6/8)

CMAS: Mathematics and ELA, including CSLA

End of June (6/25)

CO PSAT/SAT

Early July (7/3) via Syncplicity

CoAlt: Mathematics and ELA (DLM)

Mid-June (6/25) via Syncplicity

District and School Summary Data Files

CMAS and CoAlt: Science and Social Studies

Mid-June (6/15)

CMAS: Mathematics and ELA

Early July (7/3)

District and School Summary Reports

CMAS and CoAlt: Science and Social Studies

End of June (6/22)

CMAS: Mathematics and ELA, including CSLA

Mid-July (7/17)

FINAL Individual Student Performance Reports (electronic)

CMAS and CoAlt : Science and Social Studies

End of June (6/22)

CMAS: Mathematics and ELA, including CSLA

Mid-July (7/10)

CO PSAT/SAT

Starting mid-May (5/8) via students’ online account

Starting mid-May (5/15) via educators’ online account

CoAlt: Mathematics and ELA (DLM)

Mid-June (6/15) via DLM Educator Portal

Additional Reports

CMAS: Science and Social Studies

  • Item Analysis Report
  • Content Standards Roster

End of June (6/29)

CMAS: Mathematics and ELA

  • Evidence Statement Analysis Report
  • Content Standards Roster

End of July (7/24)

Individual Student Performance Reports (hard copy)

CMAS (all content areas)

End of July (week of 7/25)

CoAlt : Science and Social Studies

CO PSAT/SAT

Mid-June (6/15)

Important Upcoming Deadlines

Weekly: Assessment Office Hours for DACs (call-in information sent to DACs)

  • CoAlt, 2-3 p.m. on Mondays
  • CO SAT/PSAT, 3-4 p.m. on Tuesdays
  • CMAS, 3-4 p.m. on Thursdays

May 2: Deadline for UPS pickup of scorable CMAS materials

May 2: Deadline for entering CoAlt scores into PearsonAccessnext

May 4: Deadline for UPS pickup of non-scorable CMAS and CoAlt materials

May 4: Deadline for returning district CMAS Post Test Compliance Report to CDE through Syncplicity

May 11: Deadline for initial CMAS data clean-up in PearsonAccessnext (district and school levels)

May 14–16: Final CMAS data clean-up in PearsonAccessnext (district level)

May 17–24: CO PSAT/SAT Student Biographical Data Review tentatively scheduled

May 21–31: CMAS (all content areas) and CoAlt (science and social studies) Student Biographical Data Review tentatively scheduled

May 30–June 6: CoAlt DLM English language arts and mathematics Student Biographical Data Review tentatively scheduled

More Information

For more information on assessments, contact Joyce Zurkowski, Executive Director of Assessment, 303-866-6929, zurkowski_j@cde.state.co.us, or visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment.

Educator Talent

What's Happening Now

Provide feedback on proposed new Educator Talent rules

CDE and the State Board of Education are seeking public comment on recommendations for updates to the following rules:

Specifically, these proposed changes to the rules address the following:

  • Educator application submission and English language learner professional development
  • Additional and amended endorsements and formatting changes to help make the rules easier to navigate
  • Updates to Educator Effectiveness Rules and revisions to teacher quality standards

Review the proposed changes for each of the rules and provide feedback via the online feedback form or via email to state.board@cde.state.co.us by Wednesday, May 2. Stakeholders may also attend the rule-making hearings on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 9 a.m. to provide testimony.

For questions about providing Educator Talent rules feedback, contact Jennifer Simons at simons_j@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6793.

Educator Effectiveness assurances now open

By July 1, Colorado districts and BOCES are required to submit assurances of implementing the State Model Evaluation System or another evaluation system aligned with Senate Bill 10-191 and Colorado State Board Rules for Written Evaluation Systems.  

To reduce the burden on districts and BOCES the assurances will be collected for the 2018-19 school year using an online submission form. Prior to accessing the online submissions form, review the step-by-step instructions for submitting 2018-2019 assurances (DOC) as you are unable to save any materials or data previously added to the submission form to return to later.

For additional information, visit the Educator Effectiveness assurances webpage or contact Carolyn Haug at haug_c@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6923.

End-of-year deadline for Educator Effectiveness final ratings

All educators should receive their final effectiveness rating two weeks prior to the end of the school year. Final effectiveness ratings should include a professional practice rating and a Measures of Student Learning (MSL) or Measures of Student Outcomes (MSO) rating. As a result of 2015 legislation, state assessment data used in MSLs or MSOs may only be incorporated into an evaluation if it is received prior to the end of this school year. If state assessment data is not available by this time, it should be the first point of data in an educator’s evaluation the following year. 

For information on final effectiveness rating determination, visit the State Model Evaluation System webpage or contact your regional Educator Effectiveness specialist.

2018 Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week

Colorado Teacher Appreciation week is May 7-11, which is also National Teacher Appreciation Week.

During this week, share a post, image or video with a sign thanking a teacher on any social media site using the hashtag #ThankATeacherCO. Tell everyone why you appreciate teachers or give a shout-out to your favorite teacher with a Tweet or Facebook post. Tag a friend and invite them to also show appreciation to Colorado's deserving educators.

To help you spread the word and support celebration efforts, CDE has created a Teacher Appreciation Week toolkit that includes:

Visit the Teacher Appreciation Week webpage for more information and the full list of resources. For questions, contact Gladis Gee at gee_g@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6800.

What's on the Horizon

Applications for 2019 Colorado Teacher of the Year due July 11

Each year, the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled teacher in any state-approved or accredited K-12 school. This person will represent the entire profession in Colorado.

The 2019 application is due Wednesday, July 11, via Survey Monkey. Nominee requirements and more information can be found on the program webpage.

View more information on the current Colorado TOY and details about the award. For questions, contact Kim Burnham, senior consultant for the Office of Competitive Grants and Awards, at burnam_k@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6916.

Important Upcoming Deadlines

May 2: Last day to submit feedback on proposed updates to Educator Talent rules

June 29: Educator Effectiveness assurances due

Two (2) Weeks Prior to School Year End:  Final Educator Effectiveness ratings due

More Information

For more information, contact Colleen O'Neil, associate commissioner for Educator Talent, 303-866-6945, oneil_c@cde.state.co.us or visit https://www.cde.state.co.us/educatortalent.

ESSA

In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law, reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and replacing the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Colorado in May 2017, submitted its state plan to the U.S. Department of Education on how it intends to implement ESSA in Colorado. CDE is in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) to gain final approval of Colorado’s ESSA plan. Find more information on the state plan on CDE's ESSA webpage.

What's Happening Now

ESSA State Plan Approval Update

Colorado has received a request from the U.S. Department of Education for additional changes to the accountability section of Colorado’s ESSA state plan. An amended version of the plan was submitted on Monday, April 16. For more information, visit the ESSA State Plan Development webpage.

2018-19 ESEA Allocations

CDE has received Preliminary Fiscal Year 2018-19 allocations for the Title I, Part A, Title I, Part D, Title II, Part A and Title III, Part A programs. There has been a slight increase in the State Title I, Part A allocation from FY 2017-18, other programs are basically level-funded. CDE expects to receive the preliminary allocation for the ESSA Title IV, Part A program soon.

The revised Final FY 2017-18 allocations from USDE should be posted on the Grants Fiscal Management website by the second week in May. CDE will send an email update when both sets of allocations have been posted.

Contact Nicole Dake at 303-866-6724 or dake_n@cde.state.co.us in the Office of Grants Fiscal Management with any questions.

2018-19 Consolidated Application Updates

2018-19 Consolidated Application Platform

The 2018-19 Consolidated Application platform will be live for applicants beginning Friday, May 4. Access the application platform by clicking on “Log in to Consolidated Application” at the top of the Consolidated Application page. The username and password remains the same for the 2018-19 application as it did for the 2017-18 application. Available 2018-19 preliminary ESSA allocations will be prepopulated prior to making the application available.   

BOCES Set-Up

In preparation for the 2018-19 Consolidated Application and to better coordinate and support LEAs and BOCES through the application for ESSA funds, CDE requests BOCES provide information regarding their intent to participate in the application cycle. Through the BOCES Intent to Participate collection, a BOCES representative will identify LEAs that intend to assign funds to the BOCES and the funding source that will be assigned to the BOCES for management or redistribution.

For more information about the BOCES Intent to Participate process, contact DeLilah Collins at 303-866-6850 or collins_d@cde.state.co.us

Consolidated Application Manual

CDE has developed the Consolidated Application Manual to assist with the development and submission of the Consolidated Application. The manual follows the workflow of the application platform, provides a description and definition of all parts of the application, including screenshots, and incorporates all narrative questions, assurances, additional resources and requirements in one document.

The application manual is available at http://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/consapp/index. For more information about the Consolidated Application Manual, email consolidatedapplications@cde.state.co.us. For questions regarding the 2018-19 Consolidated Application for ESEA Funds, contact your ESEA regional contact.

Planning for the 2018-19 ESEA Consolidated Application

Several documents required for substantial approval are due prior to submission of the application platform, including:

These forms are due no later than Wednesday, May 30, and should be emailed to consolidatedapplications@cde.state.co.usVisit the ESSA Consolidated Application webpage for more information on Consolidated Application planning and future training and resources. For questions regarding the 2018-19 Consolidated Application for ESEA Funds, contact your ESEA regional contact (PDF).

Rescheduled Network Meetings

The Office of ESEA Programs has rescheduled the in-person network meetings for the dates and locations listed below. Training will include a morning session to review requirements and technical training related to the 2018-19 Consolidated Application and an afternoon work session with CDE staff to provide support as applicants work in the platform. The 2018-2019 preliminary ESSA allocations will be available as part of the training.

Register via EventBrite by clicking the date and location below. All training sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided. 

What's on the Horizon

Watch for more information in next month's Update.

Important Upcoming Deadlines

More Information

For more information, contact Patrick Chapman, executive director of Federal Programs, at 303-866-6780 or chapman_p@cde.state.co.us or visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/fedprograms/essa

Organizational Effectiveness

What's Happening Now

Directory

  • The four-day school week application for 2018-19 will close Friday, May 11.
  • Districts must request school code changes for the 2018-19 school year by Friday, June 29. 

Student Biographical Data

  • Districts will have the opportunity to conduct Student Biographical Data (SBD) review and verification in May. The SBD for CO PSAT and SAT will be May 17–24. 
  • The SBD for CMAS: mathematics, English language arts, science, social studies, and Colorado Spanish language arts and CoAlt: science and social studies will be May 21-31.
  • SBD review for CoAlt: Alternate English Language Arts and Mathematics (DLM) will occur from May 30 to June 6.  

School Discipline and Attendance

The school discipline and attendance collection is open and will close Thursday, June 28. 

Special Education Discipline

The discipline file is available for districts. Administrative Units may take snapshots after the Special Education Individualized Education Plan child and participation files have been updated. This collection will close in August.

Special Education End of Year

The Special Education End of Year snapshot is available to Administrative Units. This collection will close Friday, Oct. 4.

AEC Planned Measures Collection

The Alternative Education Campus (AEC) Planned Measures collection is new to Data Pipeline this year. This collection is open and will close Friday, June 29.

AEC Actual Measures and Data Collection

The AEC Actual Measures and Data Collection is new to Data Pipeline this year. This collection will open Monday, May 7, and close Friday, June 29.

READ Act

The Reading to Ensure Academic Development (READ) Act collection is open until Monday, July 2. All districts must submit files by Friday, June 15, at which time the cross LEA validation process commences.

Migrant

Local education agencies will continue to receive monthly notifications for direct certification of newly identified migrant students through Data Pipeline.

Teacher Student Data Link/ Statewide Standard Course Codes

The 2017-18 Teacher Student Data Link (TSDL) interchange and snapshot are open and files may be uploaded throughout the school-year. A snapshot is expected to be created at least once by Friday, June 1. Webinar training is offered at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The goal is for local education agencies to finalize and submit by Friday June 29, due to student information system rollover that often occurs in July. The required deadline is Friday, Aug. 31.

Designated Agency

The 2017-18 Designated Agency collection is open. Designated agencies may enter 2017-18 candidates into the Data Pipeline by Friday, Aug. 31.

Student End of Year

The 2017-18 End of Year snapshot is now in a soft open phase so that districts can take snapshots. Business rules and documentation will continue to be updated through the spring with updated training sessions in May.

What's on the Horizon

Watch for more information in next month's Update.

Important Upcoming Deadlines

May 11:  Four-day school week applications due

May 24:  CO PSAT (grades 9 and 10) and CO SAT SBD deadline

May 31:  CMAS (mathematics, English language arts, science, social studies, and Colorado Spanish language arts) and CoAlt (science and social studies) SBD deadline

June 6:  CoAlt: Alternate English language arts and mathematics (Dynamic Learning Maps) SBD deadline

More Information

For more information, contact Jan Petro, director of Data Services, 303-866-6838, petro_j@cde.state.co.us or visit http://www.cde.state.co.us/datapipeline.

Teaching and Learning

What's Happening Now

Early Learning and School Readiness

Early Literacy Assessment Tool (ELAT) Project 

The Early Literacy Assessment Tool (ELAT) Project is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. View a recorded webinar explaining the application process.

The application for this project will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 11. The application is available online via Survey Monkey.

Visit the ELAT webpage for more information or contact Donna Bright in the Office of Literacy, at 303-866-6002 or bright_d@cde.state.co.us.

Standards

State board approves revisions to the arts, world languages and new computer science standards​

At its April meeting, the State Board of Education approved final revisions to the arts and world languages standards and approved the new voluntary secondary computer science standards with no amendments. 

State board schedule for consideration of additional content areas

The schedule for final presentation and consideration of revisions to additional content areas is as follows:

May: Final recommendations for science; reading, writing, and communicating; comprehensive health and physical education. Anticipated vote on mathematics and social studies.

June: Vote on science; reading, writing, and communicating; comprehensive health and physical education

CDE anticipates final approved standards, as well as an online standards system, will be available in August. All revisions and related documents are posted on the standards review and revision homepage.

For questions, contact Karol Gates, director of the Standards and Instructional Support, at 303-866-6576 or gates_k@cde.state.co.us.

Exceptional Student Services

2018 District/BOCES determinations for special education available

Beginning in 2017, CDE's Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) began using both compliance and results matrices for the first time in making determinations for each Administrative Unit (AU) under section 616(d) of the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Using the Result Matrix developed by the Result Matrix Workgroup and the preexisting Compliance Matrix, CDE considers the totality of the information about an AU. Please see the resources below for more information about AU Determinations.

Find your 2018 Determination on the CDE website.

Below are some resources to support your understanding of how determinations are calculated.

For questions about determination or support, contact Paul Foster, foster_p@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-4093, Toby King at king_t@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6964, or Fran Herbert at herbert_f@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6604.

For technical questions about how your determination was calculated, contact Miki Imura at imura_m@cde.state.co.us or 303-866-6976.

What's on the Horizon

Watch for more information in next month's Update.

Important Upcoming Deadlines

Watch for more information in next month's Update.

More Information

For more information, contact Melissa Colsman, associate commissioner of Student Learning, 303-866-6737, colsman_m@cde.state.co.us or visit https://www.cde.state.co.us/teachingandlearning.

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