This document was developed by the Colorado Department of Education as a brief overview for parents when the state updated its academic standards in 2016. The document includes an explanation of what standards are, how they connect to the curriculum taught in schools, and the tests used to determine whether students are gaining the knowledge and skills that they should. The document also explains the need for the standards update and what is different about the new Colorado academic standards compared to the previous standards. The information is provided in parent-friendly language with visuals to help parents understand what is presented.
U.S. Department of Education