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Tag Archives: PARCC

Concerns about reading scores and school ratings prompt Denver district to send letters to families

Early elementary school families in Denver will get individual reading progress reports from the school district next month explaining how their children are doing against […]...

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December 28, 2017 Chalkbeat, Education, Just In, The Mix

From CSAP to PARCC, here’s how Colorado’s standardized tests have changed (and what’s next)

For more than two decades, Colorado public school students have taken annual tests to measure how well they’ve mastered the state’s English and math learning […]...

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July 6, 2017 The Mix

Colorado will no longer give PARCC English and math tests, forging its own path

Colorado will begin shifting away from standardized tests developed as part of a controversial multi-state effort and toward tests developed mostly by Colorado educators. The move, […]...

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June 15, 2017 Just In, The Mix

State lawmaker takes aim at school tests tied to contempt charge

State Rep. Tim Leonard, who spent a couple weeks in jail last month on contempt charges stemming, in part, from his effort to opt his […]...

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January 23, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Education, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

How Colorado districts comply with state law speaks volumes about their views on testing

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 29, 2016 At Boulder Valley School District high schools this spring, it was business as usual […]...

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May 2, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Why Colorado’s testing opt-out movement could struggle to build on 2015’s big numbers

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Eric Gorski on April 27, 2016 A year ago, thousands of Colorado students, parents and educators fed up with state […]...

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April 27, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

Civics test bill fails on final Senate roll-call vote

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Todd Engdahl on April 5, 2016 The bill to require high school students to pass a civics test to graduate […]...

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April 7, 2016 Education, Just In, The Mix

What the Board of Education chair’s turbulent departure says about Colorado schools

If thousands of kids protesting and lawmakers staying up until all hours trying to hash out workable compromises on testing reform didn't tell you that the state of public education in Colorado is pretty contentious these days, than the abrupt...

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June 12, 2015 Education, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Reader’s view: Our Children, our money, our decision

The following letter is in response to former senator Rachel Zenzinger’s June 5 letter to the editor: “Reader’s view: Sen. Laura Woods flunks Common Core 101.” […]...

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June 10, 2015 Just In, The Mix

Homebrew: Students protest Boulder teacher’s demotion for teaching during test

Teacher trouble One Boulder High School teacher has been demoted for, well, teaching. The story goes like this: All of Jim Vacca’s AP Language Arts […]...

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May 26, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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