Colorado Science Standards
Online access to the NEW Colorado Academic Standards: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/UAS/Printable_Standards.html
CDE is working with stakeholders from across the state to design a comprehensive approach to supporting Colorado in the transition to the revised Colorado Academic Standards. In an effort to communicate timely information to districts about standards implementation resources, a bi-weekly update will appear in The Scoop.
There are four initiatives included in this update.
Standards Crosswalk Documents are Complete.
In partnership with educational leaders from across the state, CDE introduces the first support tool for transitioning to the revised standards: standards crosswalk documents. These documents are designed as working tools to compare the previous Model Content Standards to the revised Colorado Academic Standards. The crosswalks can be found at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/UAS/Crosswalk/CAS_Crosswalk.html. Training sessions on using the crosswalks will be provided via podcast for the arts, math, reading, writing, and communicating, science, and social studies in April. Details will be provided in the next standards implementation update.
Content Specialist Online Office Hours For Standards Implementation
These presentations will provide opportunities for Colorado educators to stay informed on the latest implementation efforts and provide input to the Colorado Department of Education. Links to join these webinars and podcasts of previous sessions can be found at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeassess/UAS/Online_Office_Hours.html.
The Office of Teaching and Learning has been working with a core group of participants to help design and draft an Elementary Content Connections document which will identify the power connections across content areas. This document will be posted in early Spring 2012.
Standards Implementation Workshops
If you are intersted in hosting a Standards Implementation with Colorad Department of education, please contact Barry Cartwright at 303-866-6187 or Cartwright_B@cde.state.co.us.
The Colorado Academic Standards’ online searchable tool is now available on our website.
Science Content Specialist
Academic Support and Initiatives
Colorado Department of Education
201 E. Colfax Ave.