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More students attend Colorado charter schools, but access still isn’t equal

Colorado charter schools continue to enroll students with disabilities at some of the lowest rates in the nation

Education

Colorado kids are floundering in math, a “crisis” that may add up to trouble for tomorrow’s workforce

Standardized test results show students have fallen behind further in math than literacy amid the pandemic. The decline means the state’s labor force may lack required skills.

Education

Colorado’s standardized test scores are in. But did your kid even take the test?

One thing is clear: Many students struggled academically last year.

Education

Some achievement gaps widened between white students and their Black and Hispanic peers, new Colorado data shows

A great deal of ground was lost during a year of pandemic learning, CMAS and SAT data shows, though fewer kids took the tests last school year than did in 2019

Education

Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance

About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.

Education

How Colorado is changing standardized tests for elementary and middle school students this year — and why

House Bill 1161, which could be signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis as soon as Tuesday, is the result of a compromise between the testing opponents and proponents

Education

Opinion: Colorado’s Teacher of the Year on why we need to put CMAS standardized testing on pause in our schools

While I’m grateful that Colorado legislators introduced a measure to cut back on the number of tests to give students some relief, it doesn’t go far enough.

Opinion Columns

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.

Education

Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge

Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning

Education

Colorado lawmaker pushing ahead with effort to suspend state testing despite federal requirement

Bill sponsor Sen. Rachel Zenzinger says the ruling will allow Colorado to customize its waiver request "to show we can provide what they want, which is actionable data to target support to students.”

Education

Schools must still give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says

Colorado lawmakers had already introduced a bill directing the state Department of Education to seek a waiver from the feds to get out of CMAS testing.

News

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.

Education

Most Colorado students not proficient in reading and math — but there’s some good news

Colorado test results released Thursday paint a student performance picture that is substantially similar to past years, but there are promising signs in literacy.

Education