Colorado Timeline for Testing Students
Testing regimen in Colorado is not new...it began 20 years ago
The first set of standards for Colorado released by Roy Romer and Bill Owens administrations
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.
Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) were updated expectations approved by the State Board of Education.
No Child Left Behind requires states to administer assessments to all students at select grade levels in order to obtain federal funding
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.
Common Core Craze
Polarized debate exists around the Common Core.
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.