The DPS Standards Toolkit is designed to support teachers and leaders in implementing standards-based instruction. This Toolkit provides resources, articles, and tools for implementing the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), and the WIDA English Language Development Standards. In addition, the Toolkit supports you in identifying what the new Standards mean for student achievement, rigorous instruction and the role of assessment as part of a data inquiry cycle.

In 2014-15, our standards implementation efforts will share a district-wide focus on Rigorous Tasks, Differentiation and Data-Driven Instruction.  This means that all educators, including School Leaders, Teacher Leaders, teachers and central-level staff, will develop a shared picture of what this looks like in our classrooms and schools. These themes will be reinforced in our systems of professional learning, observation, feedback and coaching.

Standards Resources 

DPS has released several resources on the Colorado Academic Standards for parent and community use. Resources include Student Learning Guides at each grade level, standards posters for display at schools, parent guides to the standards and more. Teachers are encouraged to use these resources while working with parents. 

To access these resources, please click here:

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Planning for the 2014-2015 School Year

Listed below are links to key resources that may be beneficial in your planning for the 2014-2015 school year: