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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.



Kindergarten School Readiness Data Collection

The file layout is available for the the Kindergarten School Readiness data collection. The first collection will be open from mid October to mind December 2017. To view the file layout and additional information about the the Kindergarten School Readiness collection please see our  Assessment Choices and School Readiness Plans page.

Kindergarten School Readiness and Results Matter Transition to MyTeachingStrategies™

The Office of Early Learning and School Readiness is pleased to announce that Kindergarten and  Results Matter participants using GOLD® will transition to the new MyTeachingStrategies™ user interface for the SY 17-18. CDE will hosted a Question and Answer webinar with Teaching Strategies on Wednesday, March 15th at 4:00 PM for preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers and administrators. To view the recording of the webinar please see our Training's and Meeting's page.



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