Back-to-school time is upon us, and this year the Colorado Department of Education has released a new Back-to-School Toolkit full of resources for schools and districts to help them communicate with parents, or for parents to access themselves. These resources cover basic information on assessments, accountability, and educator effectiveness. Presented in the form of quick and easy-to-read fact sheets, the toolkit includes topics such as:
- What to expect for the 2016-17 school year
- Understanding assessment scores
- Frequently asked questions
- Academic standards
- Graduation guidelines
- Teacher evaluation information
and much more. For more resources for parents, see the department’s Parent and Family Resources webpage.