Preparing Colorado's Children
CDE and School Readiness promote a start early approach to school. With a strong, early start Colorado children will be more likely to continually succeed in school. School Readiness supports teachers’ ability to create responsive learning environments that ensure academic and developmental growth for students. This includes promoting awareness of developmentally appropriate practices (DAP) that supports hands-on learning experiences and challenges students’ thinking.
To do this, school readiness assessments are used on an ongoing basis to measure children’s growth. Information collected through the assessments provides teachers with targeted instruction opportunities for individual students and small groups of students, thereby strengthening the learning environment for students.
Early Childhood Assessment Survey and Focus Groups
The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness invites all Results Matter and kindergarten school readiness assessment participants to share feedback on early childhood assessments through an online survey. A link to the survey was sent out to all participants on December 12th and is also available here. The survey will close on January 19, 2018.
The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness will also host focus group discussions in late January. For more information on the focus group meetings, please see our Trainings and Meetings page.