updated March 20, 2019
The Colorado Department of Education has implemented rigorous standards and developed tools to help identify and close achievement gaps.
The department’s SchoolView portal (www.schoolview.org) is a good resource for parents, policymakers, and the general public, giving them visibility into how well school districts and individual schools are meeting statewide academic standards.
Colorado requires annual student testing to determine whether students are meeting established knowledge levels expected for their grade level. The Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) administers this statewide testing to make sure students are meeting grade-level standards in mathematics, science, reading, and writing. The program provides a series of snapshots of student achievement in reading, writing, math and science as the students move through the third through the 10th grades.
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) reports CSAP results for the state and for each local school district, and schools must meet minimum CSAP standards to maintain accreditation. Refer to the SchoolView Portal or to the CDE Web site at www.cde.state.co.us for more information on testing. Click here to view a listing of Denver area public school districts.