ESSA in Colorado blog
Join the conversation about the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in Colorado.
Colorado students make gains on annual AP tests
The state has the fifth highest 10-year growth in graduates scoring 3 or higher and was commended for continuing to increase the number of students taking AP courses.
Top education innovators to join CDE leadership team
Education Commissioner Rich Crandall today announced the addition of three nationally known education leaders to the executive team at the Colorado Department of Education.
View a new tool for historical district school finance data
This tool allows districts to generate reports with key historical information such as pupil counts, total program funding, property taxes, state share and more and can also be used to compare multiple districts.
Educator licensing application fees increase March 1
The Colorado State Board of Education approved a fee increase for the evaluation of educator licensure applications to address rising operating costs in the Office of Educator Preparation and Licensure.
View the new highly effective school library program rubric
This rubric guides administrators and teacher librarians in sustaining and growing the school’s library program and provides them with a means for evaluating all aspects of a highly effective school library program.
Community Collaboration for School Innovation Toolkit
View the action-oriented toolkit released by CDE, CEI, and The Learning Accelerator that helps school districts understand the importance of community collaboration as a key to innovation.
Attend a Webinar on Partnering with Families to Support Student Success
This interactive webinar explores how to partner with families to support student success, reviews the research linking family engagement to student achievement and more.
Apply for the Early Literacy Grant Competition by March 15
This grant provides funds to ensure the essential components of reading instruction are embedded into all elements of the primary, K-3 teaching structures to assist students in achieving reading competency.
Complete the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Application
CDE is accepting applications for the Early Literacy Assessment Tool Project for the 2016-2017 school year. Renewal applications are due March 3 and new applications are due April 15.