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August 20, 2019
Raising the bar or moving the goalposts? Changes pending for Colorado school rating system
It could soon be harder for Colorado schools to earn the state’s top ratings.
August 15, 2019
Find your 2019 Colorado CMAS scores — and compare schools
Use our searchable database to look up statewide and school-by-school results for both math and English language tests given to Colorado students last spring.
September 26, 2018
Chicago SAT averages fall short of cutoff for main campuses of University of Illinois
Chicago Public School juniors scored an average of 951 on the SAT this past spring, lower than the minimum score needed to gain…
Meaning of measures
September 12, 2018
Passing schools, struggling students: Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools
The ratings formula ties into a long-running debate among testing experts about the value of measuring growth versus proficiency.
April 30, 2018
A bad kid turned school principal motivates students with life lessons she learned
As a student, she misbehaved when she was bored. Now, a principal uses what she learned to help her students.
September 2, 2015
Report: Early absenteeism leads to achievement gaps later
Colorado has slightly higher absenteeism rates in the fourth and eighth grades than the nation, according to a study that ties chronic absences to achievement gaps.
August 14, 2015
Call for later high school start times falls flat in Denver Public Schools
A top administrator asked Denver high schools and sixth-12th grade campuses to institute a start time of 8 a.m. or later this year, but most students won't see any changes.
August 13, 2014
New kindergarten assessments voluntary this year, mandatory next year
Many Colorado school districts are piloting the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment in their kindergarten classrooms this year in anticipation of mandatory statewide implementation next year.
August 15, 2013
State ed boards approve “endorsed” diplomas
Colorado’s two statewide education boards on Thursday approved specifications for an “endorsed” high school diploma that would guarantee students automatic admission to some state colleges and universities.
September 14, 2012
Writing tests break new ground
The “nation’s report card” has moved into new territory with fully computerized writing tests for 8th-graders and 12th-graders. Results were released Friday.
August 15, 2012
Pilot boosts Advanced Placement scores
Widening the pool of students who take Advanced Placement classes pays off in academic achievement, according to the Colorado Legacy Foundation.
June 18, 2012
What do test scores predict?
Results of Colorado's annual high school exams appear to signal whether students will stick it out in college, according to a new study.
May 29, 2012
Jeb Bush sounds call for choice
School choice is essential to the reform of American education, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush tells a Denver audience. With audio
May 17, 2012
Literacy bill signed into law
Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed the Colorado READ Act, the landmark education bill of the 2012 session.
May 7, 2012
Lobato resolution killed
Updated - A Senate committee has killed the resolution proposing the legislature intervene in the Lobato case.
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