Assessment and Accountability

  • The power of Colorado’s education improvement efforts lies in having a comprehensive system consisting of relevant and rigorous standards, aligned and meaningful assessments, excellent teachers and school leaders, and high-performing schools and districts. All aspects of the system are continuously improving to advance student learning and prepare students to succeed in an increasingly competitive workforce.

    The Colorado State Assessment System is designed to measure Colorado student's mastery of the Colorado's academic content standards. In December of 2009 Colorado adopted revised academic content standards progressing from early school readiness to postsecondary competencies reflective of both workforce readiness and 21st-century skills. ~ from CDE


    • Learning & Achievement: High Yield Instructional Practices, Standards driven curriculum alignment and revision, Data usage to inform instruction, Purposeful technology integration, and Multiple pathways to graduation
    • Collaborative Engagement: Effective relationships, Continuous and Dynamic Communication, Partners in Learning, and Capacity building
    • Long-Range Planning: Meaningful professional learning, Effective, efficient processes and systems, Forward thinking decision-making, and Frequent and focused feedback


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