CDE Sets 2-Year Implementation Plan for 2020 CAS – Science Standards

The Colorado Department of Education has outlined a 2-year schedule for Introduction and Support for Implementation of the Colorado 2020 Science Standards. From the CDE website:

Districts will have two years to review and revise their local standards as needed with implementation scheduled for the 2020-21 school year.”


Thursday, July 26, 1:45 pm: CASE conference presentation
August: Launch of 2020 CAS online and district leader guide to facilitating CAS implementation
September: Orientation to the 2020 CAS and online resources
October: Understanding the structure of the 2020 CAS documents
November: Understanding the Colorado Essential Skills


January-June: Topics to include how to evaluate curriculum and curriculum materials
July-December: Topics to include instruction and alignment to standards and curriculum


January-June: Topics to include assessment of instruction
July-December: Topics to include adjusting curriculum and instruction based on evidence

Spring 2021:

January-June: CMAS updated