In response to the need to better prepare Colorado students for higher education and our 21st century workforce, the state adopted a set of new, higher academic standards in 2010 called the Colorado Academic Standards. This new set of
This is the first in a series of blog posts from Colorado Succeeds examining Colorado school achievement data and student socioeconomic status. Our intent is to share this data in an informative and useful way – and to help spur
To get a sense of how profoundly the St. Vrain Valley School District is transforming education, one need only pay a visit to the district’s academic summer camps and talk with students. At one end of the age spectrum, nine-year-olds Uma
One of the most comprehensive analyses ever undertaken of test score data from across the nation lays bare yawning achievement gaps between rich and poor students, as well as white students and students of color.
Salida School District serves 1,100 students in a small, rural district in a bucolic mountain setting. At first glance it might not seem the most likely place to become a hotbed of educational innovation. But in many ways that is
“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” -Ken Olson, President, Chairman, Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), 1977 The DEC-10 mainframe filled a room. It was massive and monstrous and entirely magical. I literally shivered the
On the surface, the consistent rise in high school graduation rates, both in Colorado and across the country, is great news. More kids are persisting through high school and earning their diplomas – which can be critical for both
People wondering why the Adams 12 Five Star Schools just won a state award for its Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) counseling program need look no farther than state data.
On December 11 the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) released the district- and school-level PARCC test results. As expected, the scores reflected that most Colorado students aren’t meeting expectations in math and English language arts.
Every two years a sample of 4th and 8th graders in every state are given the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) assessment in reading and math, also known as the “nation’s report card.” The NAEP assessment has gained notoriety