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Colorado Academic Standards

The 2020-2021 school year is designated as the first year of implementation of the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards.

Committees from all 16 core subjects in 8 sets of standards refined the previous 2009-10 standards based on most recent research and state requirements.

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Interact with the 2020 Standards Online

Use Standards Online, a new tool from CDE, to browse, compare, customize, and bookmark views of the 2020 Standards.  Once you search for a set of standards on this site, you can save the link to return to that specific search.

 Use this link if you prefer booklet download options by subject and grade or alternative formats for importing into various documents and platforms.

Browse the 2020 Standards Downloads

Download the 2020 Colorado Academic Standards by content area and grade, access alternative formats, and read supporting material for all content areas.

The state has also created Family and Community Guides to share overall expectations for what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade level in all subjects. These family guides are outlined on the Parent Resources tab.