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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

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

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 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

To test or not to test? Colorado educators and advocates divided on CMAS in a pandemic

Federal and state law require standardized tests — in Colorado, that’s CMAS for students in third through eighth grade

Education

Why Colorado students are still taking the SAT, even though it’s now voluntary

In Colorado, at least for the foreseeable future, the privately administered SAT isn’t going anywhere.

Education

Colorado touts its new private coronavirus testing contracts as a way to speed up results. Already there are problems.

More than 350 people who were tested by Mako Medical in Colorado Springs are being asked to return after state health officials found problems with how their samples were handled. Mako, which is running three testing sites in Colorado at a daily cost of up to $200,000, has faced criticism before.

Coronavirus

How much should the state spend to learn how far Colorado kids have fallen behind during the pandemic?

Ten education organizations hope the state will invest in a diagnostic assessment for kids. A group that includes parents and teachers insists resources for the classroom and students need funding instead.

Education

Colorado students need a back-to-school test to get back on course after coronavirus, advocates say

A coalition of education advocates want federal CARES Act dollars spent to measure where Colorado K-12 students stand academically as they return to class this fall.

Education

The coronavirus wasn’t my problem. And then came the onset of symptoms.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Medical professionals said I probably had COVID-19 but nobody would test me. It was terrifying.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Coronavirus is showing how we teachers can serve students better with relationships than curriculum

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

It was a wonderful cruise. But getting home amid a pandemic proved a lengthy ordeal

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

A Telluride couple is paying for their entire county’s coronavirus tests. They hope the results will stop the disease everywhere.

The idea is that the data collected in the testing can be used far beyond the box canyon that holds Telluride and broader San Miguel County

Coronavirus

As coronavirus testing gears up, specialized swabs are running out

The swabs have to be long and skinny enough to get to the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat, behind the nose. They must be made of synthetic fiber and cannot have a wooden shaft.

Coronavirus

A change to Colorado’s DUI testing system has stoked fears of dropped cases and could shutter a private business

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is expected to be flooded with DUI testing requests from law enforcement agencies now that it offers the tests for free, an onslaught it admits it might not be ready to handle

Crime and Courts

Beyond test scores: Colorado experiments create alternatives for rating schools

These pilot programs would supplement, not replace regular state ratings, which are primarily based on student performance on standardized tests

Education