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Office of Standards and Instructional Support


The Office of Standards and Instructional Support (SIS) consists of full-time and part-time staff of content specialists with expertise in all areas within the Colorado Academic Standards. This team is committed to supporting education professionals across the state in implementing the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) for student success. The team provides guidance and expertise through technical assistance, both internally and externally, related to standards implementation and instructional support.

News and Announcements

  • Registration for the 2023 Teaching and Learning CoLabs is now open! The Teaching and Learning CoLabs are one-day, multi-disciplinary regional PD developed in partnership with Colorado's higher education institutions, professional teaching organizations, and CDE.
  • On April 10th, Governor Jared Polis announced a landmark investment in a statewide digital math platform to provide math support and learning for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Provided at no cost to schools and school districts statewide that opt-in to participate, this innovative and data-driven digital math platform will include free high-quality instructional materials, ongoing training for educators, and after-school tutoring resources for K-8 students. Zearn, the nonprofit educational organization behind top-rated math learning platform Zearn Math, has been selected as the platform provider.
  • At the March meeting of the State Board of Education, Commissioner Katy Anthes announced the timeline and schedule for the statutorily required review of the Colorado Academic Standards. The next set of standards to be reviewed will include computer science, English language proficiency, physical education and world languages. The board will review and approve the standards by June 2024. The final set of standards to be reviewed in our new, staggered 6-year adoption cycles will include math; reading, writing and communicating; science; and comprehensive health, with approval by the board by June 2026.

Speciality Areas


comprehensive health

computer science

Expanded Learning Opportunities

financial literacy

High-Impact Tutoring Program


physical education

reading, writing, and communicating


social studies

world languages