2020 Colorado Academic Standards in DCSD
Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)
"The Colorado Academic Standards are the expectations of what students need to know and be able to do at the end of each grade."
In order to provide clarity to the DCSD community, on July 11, 2017 DCSD Board of Education resolved that DCSD adopts the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) as its own. See Resolution Here
The 2020 CAS are an integral part of achieving the Board of Education goals of Academic Excellence at DCSD.
Why Are Standards Important?
Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be on course toward college or career readiness by providing clear goals for student learning at each grade level.
Standards establish what students need to learn, but they do not dictate how teachers should teach. Instead, schools and teachers decide how best to help students reach the standards.