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Colorado’s PARCC Tests Will be Shorter, Easier to Administer
The PARCC Governing Board voted to reduce total test time for the English language arts and math tests by about 90 minutes for each grade beginning in the 2015-16 school year and to consolidate the two testing windows into one window near the end of the school year.
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State Board Approves High School Science Cut Scores
During its regularly scheduled meeting, the state board approved cut scores for the high school science test and denied requests from districts for waivers from state tests.
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Accountability Work Group Discusses Future Options
This stakeholder group will make recommendations to CDE on how to enhance the School and District Performance Frameworks for the 2016 release.
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View GED Resources for Students and Educators
Resources include information on the GED exam, how to schedule, preparation materials and professional development resources.
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Attend a Training on Kindergarten School Readiness Assessment and Implementation
Trainings will help prepare kindergarten teachers and administrators for a smooth roll out of School Readiness legislation.
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Attend a RANDA Performance Management System Training
The Educator Effectiveness team will provide training for district/BOCES/charter school staff who are new to using the Colorado State Model Performance Management System (COPMS) for the 2015-16 school year. 
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Educators Say their School is a Good Place to Work
Preliminary TELL Survey results show an overall positive picture, with some shifts in positive perceptions of Assessments and Educator Evaluation.
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Submit an Application for the 2016 Colorado Teacher of the Year
Each year, the Colorado Teacher of the Year Program honors an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled teacher to represent the entire profession in Colorado. Applications are due by 4 p.m., Friday, May 20.
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Education Commissioner Announces Retirement
Education Commissioner Robert Hammond announced he will retire effective July 1.  
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Photo of Robert Hammond

Education Commissioner Announces Retirement
Education Commissioner Robert Hammond announced he will retire effective July 1.  
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