The Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) are the expectations of what students need to know and be able to do at the end of each grade. They also stand as the values and content organizers of what Colorado sees as the future skills and essential knowledge for our next generation to be more successful. State standards are the basis of the annual state assessment. This two-page document provides brief descriptions of the history, substance, and instructional shifts of the Colorado Academic Standards and their focus on all students, all standards.
This office is responsible for on-going public conversations and information sessions conducted with schools, higher education, school boards, policy makers, and the media about these learning principles.
Colorado has ten content areas:
- Colorado Arts:
- Visual Arts
- Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
- Reading, Writing, and Communicating
- Social Studies
- World Languages
In addition, the state had developed standards for Extended Evidence Outcomes for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Colorado also adopted Colorado English Language Proficiency (CELP) standards to support English language learners.