Colorado students will take modified CMAS exams this spring following federal approval
Lawmakers also are seeking another waiver to pause accountability tied to the tests, whose results could threaten struggling districts
Colorado plan to scale back CMAS testing moves forward. Kids would test in literacy or math, but not both.
House Bill 1161 minimizes testing for students, teachers, and administrators dealing with the effects of the pandemic.
Colorado districts prepare for CMAS testing amid uncertainty about federal waiver
At least one Colorado district would have to reorganize cohorts into grade-level groups to take the federal assessment. Thousands of students opting for online learning in other districts would have to enter school buildings again.
Colorado governor, legislature will decide whether students take standardized tests during coronavirus
Gov. Jared Polis appears to support moving forward with testing, despite opposition from the state’s largest teachers union. “We believe that these critical measurements will help us build back stronger for Colorado's students,” a spokesman said.
Chaos and compromise: Colorado’s coronavirus legislative session ends with a flurry of big bills
Democrats compromised with business groups, the governor and Republicans to push policies forward and tackle an unprecedented three-week lawmaking term
Here’s the nuance behind Colorado Democrats’ effort to eliminate 9 tax breaks, pump $1.6 billion into state coffers
Colorado lawmakers have used the elimination of tax breaks in prior recessions to bolster the state’s budget. But there are legal questions and unknowns around whether Gov. Jared Polis will sign off on House Bill 1420, which also gives immigrants access to a tax credit.
Opinion: Let’s target tax cuts that help lift Colorado families out of poverty
A question to repeal national popular vote compact in Colorado is poised for 2020 ballot
The organizers with Coloradans Vote say they have enough signatures for submission Aug. 1 as Gov. Jared Polis defends efforts to "get rid of" the Electoral College
Colorado’s oil and gas battlefield (and campaign cash) is shifting to local elections
The industry already spends millions fighting municipal ballot measures and supporting candidates in areas where they operate