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State Board Hears Findings on State Assessment Study

May 21, 2014

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News Release
State board hears initial assessment study findings

Direction 38! has attached a highlight of the study findings and provided a link to take you to the full CDE release.

We have also posted the following questions about the CDE Study.

  •  Did your local school board participate in this study to examine the issues and concerns with the new state assessment system?
  •  Were parents asked their opinions?
  •  Were teachers asked their opinions?

Here is the CDE News Release:

Colorado Department of Education201 E. Colfax Ave.Denver, CO 80203Phone: 303-866-4247
May 16, 2014 For more information, contact:  CDE Communications Division, 303-866-4247

News Release

State board hears initial assessment study findings  
The Colorado State Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled meeting on May 14 & 15. Highlights from the meeting include:The board heard findings from the first phase of a study commissioned to examine issues and concerns associated with implementation of the new state assessment system.  CDE turned to its Regional Comprehensive Center, WestEd, a non-profit education research agency, to research the state’s assessment requirements, gather data from districts, parents, teachers and charter schools, synthesize the findings and present a range of options to address those findings. The study was performed at no cost to CDE or the state. 

Researchers from WestEd will be in Denver to share the presentation that was provided to the board onWednesday, May 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. at CDE, 201 E. Colfax Ave., State Board Room, in Denver. Following the presentation, the researchers and CDE staff will be available to the media to answer questions.

 

State Assessment Update

Staff provided an update on the first online state assessment administration which took place April 14-May 2 in social studies and science.  Staff shared information from the field tests of the English language arts and math assessments and discussed next steps in preparing for 2014-15 administration. To view the presentation, clickhere.

To Read More: http://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/2014-05-16sbehighlights

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