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Information for Parents

How is Education Data Used?

The use of data helps guide parents, teachers, schools, districts and state leaders as we work together to improve student achievement so all children graduate ready for college and career. While using data effectively to guide improvement in instruction and student achievement, the Colorado Department of Education takes seriously its moral and legal responsibility to protect student privacy and ensure data confidentiality.

Resources for Parents

CDE has created and gathered the following resources to help parents understand what data is collected about students and how that data is used.


If you have questions, contact the Data Privacy Office at