Colorado Rural Schools Have Chance To Design Own TestsRural schools in Colorado who want to opt out of Common Core linked tests can pilot their own assessments under a proposal passed in the waning hours of the state legislative session.
The Latest: Major Developments On Final Legislative DayColorado lawmakers concluded work for the year well in advance of their midnight deadline. But the final hours weren't without the usual legislative drama and touching farewells.
Student Testing Showdown Dominates End Of Lawmaking TermAn intense debate over student testing requirements had Colorado lawmakers scrambling Tuesday to resolve long-simmering disputes over how best to reduce standardized tests.
Lawmakers Nearing Agreement To Reduce Student TestsColorado lawmakers are close to agreement on one of the most vexing problems of the term — how to reduce standardized tests for students in public schools.
Feds Send Warning To Colorado Lawmakers Regarding Standardized TestingColorado lawmakers got a warning from the federal government about a bill that would keep Colorado parents, teachers and schools from being penalized for opting children out of standardized testing.
Parents At Charter School Believe Kids Are Being Punished For Opting Out Of TestsParents of students at a school in Douglas County are upset because they believe their children are being punished for their decision to opt their children out of state testing.
Colorado Lawmakers Debate Testing ProposalsState legislators and parents were among those debating a proposal for Colorado to retreat from the Common Core educational standards, one of a slew of school-reform bills being considered Thursday.
Lawmakers To Discuss Eliminating Some Standardized TestsStandardized tests face their own test at the state Capitol on Thursday.
Bill To Keep Teachers From Being Penalized When Students Skip TestsA measure that would keep teachers and schools from being penalized when students skip standardized tests moved forward at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
1st Limit To Colorado Student Tests Clears SenateThe Colorado Senate has voted to remove teacher penalties when students skip statewide standardized tests.
Colorado Lawmakers Start Work On Student Testing ChangesColorado lawmakers started work Monday on one of the thorniest problems of the annual lawmaking session - changes to the slate of standardized tests required in public schools.