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Colorado Timeline

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Colorado Timeline for Testing Students

Testing regimen in Colorado is not new...it began 20 years ago

1994

CSAP

The first set of standards for Colorado released by Roy Romer and Bill Owens administrations

2008

P-20

Governor Bill Ritter was elected with an education blueprint that resulted in the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids (SB 212), which passed in his first year in office. 

2009

CAS

Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) were updated expectations approved by the State Board of Education. 

2001

NCLB

No Child Left Behind requires states to administer assessments to all students at select grade levels in order to obtain federal funding

Common Core

CAS were also adapted to ensure alignment with the Common Core in math and English language arts. 

While school districts continue to maintain autonomy to adopt their own curriculum to meet the standards and teachers retain the ability to design their instruction in ways that support students in meeting the standards.

2010

Common Core Craze

Polarized debate exists around the Common Core.

2014

Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) empowers Colorado education leaders through advocacy, professional learning and networking in order to deliver on the promise of public education. CASE represents more than 2,400 education leaders in Colorado.