Tag Archives: Colorado Academic Standards

TSD Continues Academic Decline

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The recent release of the 2013 Colorado School Grades report shows Thompson School District continues to  graduate students that are not proficient in the core subjects of math, reading and science. Although the numbers do reveal some good news for the district such as improvements in the elementary grades, these positives are overshadowed with a… read more

Testing in Public Schools is out of Control. Not improving our Schools.

The enthusiasm to test is unabated here in Colorado.  K-12 students are subjected to lots of testing, not only by their teachers and the local school district but also by the state. Here is an analysis of test time for students in Thompson School District Problems with high-stakes testing: 1) standardized test scores poor measure… read more

More about Stop Common Core Rally at the Colorado Board of Education

A protest was held at the Colorado State Board of Education on August 14, 2013.  About 20 people who are opponents of Common Core and associated issues (high-stakes testing, data tracking, etc) picketed outside the Department of Education in Denver and in the afternoon made comments during the Public Comment section of the Board of… read more

Some critical thinking about Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)

In the last 10 years many states have initiated major public education reforms.  This article compares the new Standards developed by Colorado in 2010 with the Standards developed by Massachusetts in 1994 (including all updates since 1994). This analysis is more about the manner in which the CAS standards are presented than about the merits… read more

Academic Standards in Colorado (CAS) – Current Status

In 2008, Colorado Legislature passed SB08-212 Preschool to Postsecondary Alignment Act (CAP4K) which called for the state Board of Education to update education standards. On December 10, 2009, the Colorado State Board of Education adopted revised Standards. On August 2, 2010, the Colorado State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards for English… read more