The districts would be able to design and administer tests in lieu of the state assessments.
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May 11, 2015
May 07, 2015
Lawmakers passed House Bill 1323 by wide margins on May 6 and sent it to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for his signature.
May 05, 2015
Such legislation could serve to satisfy testing skeptics or outright opponents from different political camps, without going so far as to defy federal law regarding testing.
April 24, 2015
State board elections in 2014 led to new members and new tension between Commissioner Robert Hammond and board members, including over the common core and aligned tests.
April 15, 2015
A school shooting at a Colorado high school in 2013 has spurred a proposal to lower the threshold for districts' liability in such cases, but local K-12 officials are critical of the idea.
April 14, 2015
Should schools be held liable for violent attacks? A proposal in Colorado is sparking debates about risk assessment, spending priorities, and safety efforts.
March 31, 2015
In rural Colorado, 23 percent of children live in poverty, compared to 17 percent statewide.
March 19, 2015
Colorado and Kentucky are eyeing flexibility similar to what New Hampshire got. Meanwhile, Colorado is seeking other big testing changes, including on opt-outs.
March 18, 2015
Colorado wants to add language to its No Child Left Behind Act waiver through the renewal process, ensuring that opt-outs don't count against a school's 95 percent participation threshold.
March 10, 2015
The bill would provide funding for a three-year grant program to help rural schools develop a plan to share services and cut costs.