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The CDE Scoop - December 18, 2013

Note: These Scoop items may appear in a different order than seen in the original email publication.

Table of Contents

Accountability & Improvement

Check Out the New Redesigned SchoolView

View School and District Performance Framework Data

Submit Your Unified Improvement Plans by Jan. 15

Capital Construction

Submit Your Building Excellent Schools Today Grant Application

Educator Effectiveness & Licensing

Apply for a Seed Grant Opportunity for School Districts in Implementing Colorado’s Student Perception Survey

Exceptional Student Services

Attend a Webinar on the Alternate Standards & Assessment Participation Guidelines Worksheet

Attend a Webinar on the 11th-Grade Alternate Assessment in Data Pipeline

Register for Specific Learning Disabilities: Eligibility Criteria and Identification Process

Federal Programs

Submit Your Post Award Revision Request

Attend a Webinar to Learn About the New Title IA Grant Request for Proposal

Innovation & Choice

Submit Your Request for Accelerating Students Through Concurrent Enrollment Participation

News & Notes

The Scoop Will Be on Hiatus Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

Parent Engagement

Save the Date: Family Engagement Trainings

Support & Intervention

Register for Upcoming Online Professional Development Courses

The Scoop... - The CDE Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Accountability & Improvement


Check Out the New Redesigned SchoolView

CDE is excited to share with you the new, redesigned SchoolView.

The redesigned page includes improved navigation to CDE data tools, resources and other educational data. It has a refreshed color palette, look, and feel. Users no longer need to click multiple times to access some of our most used tools. All tools are just a click away. While the page is new, CDE has retained many familiar elements and structures to help ease adoption and transition.

This launch represents the first phase of a larger plan. Later, around April, we’ll make additional refinements with the goal of improving information accessibility. Users will find a site that is more engaging and interactive.

Check it out now at http://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview
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For More Information, Contact:
Dan Jorgensen
Accountability & Data Analysis
Phone: 303-866-6763
Email: jorgensen_d@cde.state.co.us



View School and District Performance Framework Data

All 2013 School and District Performance Framework data is now publicly available.

In addition to the PDF reports available on SchoolView (http://www.schoolview.org/performance.asp), interactive and PDFs available in Data Center (http://www.schoolview.org/schoolviewsurvey.asp) and “flat files” (http://bit.ly/1kjiwh1), a few new interactive data displays are now available that help visualize school and district performance across the state.

School data can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/1cBkFOb and district data is posted here: http://bit.ly/1kWdTXy.

For More Information, Contact:
Dan Jorgensen
Phone: 303-866-6763
Email: Jorgensen_d@cde.state.co.us



Submit Your Unified Improvement Plans by Jan. 15

Districts accredited with a Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan and schools assigned to a Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan are required to submit an updated UIP to CDE for review by Wednesday, Jan. 15. All plans must be submitted through the Tracker system which is now accepting UIPs for CDE review. Resources for submitting UIPs are posted at http://bit.ly/1fFP6Xw. District Tracker contacts will receive submission reminders and instructions as the deadline approaches.

Any school and district plans, regardless of plan type, may be submitted through Tracker for public posting on SchoolView. Plans submitted for posting this winter will replace the plans currently posted on SchoolView in February. All UIPs are to be submitted to CDE each year by Apr. 15 for public posting on SchoolView.
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For More Information, Contact:
Jamie Baker
Improvement Planning
Phone: 303-866-6108
Email: baker_j@cde.state.co.us


Capital Construction


Submit Your Building Excellent Schools Today Grant Application

The BEST Grant Application for the FY2014-15 grant cycle can be accessed at http://bit.ly/1fFOml5. Call Kevin Huber at 303-866-6492 for a new user name and password.

The current minimum match percentages are available at http://bit.ly/1kWcWi2.

All completed applications are due to CDE's Capital Construction Office at 1580 Logan St., Ste. 310 in Denver, no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.

School districts, applicable charter schools, institute charter schools, BOCES and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind are encouraged to apply.

Subject to available funds, all eligible project types will be considered.

Applicants are eligible to apply for:
1. Projects addressing health and safety issues;
2. Projects to relieve overcrowding;
3. Projects addressing technology;
4. All other capital needs projects.

The BEST financial assistance cycle timeline for FY2014-15 is available at http://bit.ly/IW4h3f.
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For More Information, Contact:
Scott Newell
Capital Construction
Phone: 303-866-6717
Email: Newell_S@cde.state.co.us


Educator Effectiveness & Licensing


Apply for a Seed Grant Opportunity for School Districts in Implementing Colorado’s Student Perception Survey

The Colorado Legacy Foundation released a request for proposal for school districts interested in implementing Colorado’s student perception survey in the 2013-14 school year.

Applications are due by Monday, Jan. 20. Interested districts should contact Sarah Satterlee for more information.

For More Information, Contact:
Sarah Satterlee
Phone: 720-502-4732
Email: ssatterlee@colegacy.org


Exceptional Student Services


Attend a Webinar on the Alternate Standards & Assessment Participation Guidelines Worksheet

School Psychologists play a vital role on the IEP Team related to collecting and interpreting information about student learning. Please join this interactive webinar session designed for school psychologists to discuss how the Participation Guidelines Worksheet can be used as a tool to guide the decision-making process for determining whether a student meets the participation guidelines to receive instruction based on alternate Colorado Academic Standards (Extended Evidence Outcomes) and to participate in alternate assessment.

Topics of Discussion will include:
How can I assist with gathering a Body of Evidence?
How can I assist the IEP team in understanding Significant Cognitive Disability?
Which academic achievement standard is the most appropriate for instruction and assessment for this individual student?

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Visit the link below to register.
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
Linda Lamirande
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6863
Email: Lamirande_L@cde.state.co.us



Attend a Webinar on the 11th-Grade Alternate Assessment in Data Pipeline

District assessment coordinators and data respondents are invited to join this overview session for the 11th-grade alternate assessment collection in Data Pipeline.

Linda Lamirande, Exceptional Student Services Unit Accommodations & Assessment consultant, will review the planning timeline and do a step-by-step tutorial for snapshots, data entry of student scores and new reporting capabilities. Kevin Smith from Data Services will assist with all of your technical questions. Each district’s LAM will assign user roles and individual sign-ons so you will be ready for this upcoming Data Pipeline collection.

The webinar will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 10 - 11 a.m. To register, visit the link below.
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
Linda Lamirande
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6863
Email: Lamirande_L@cde.state.co.us



Register for Specific Learning Disabilities: Eligibility Criteria and Identification Process

The focus of this four-week, online class is the effective implementation of the eligibility criteria and identification process related to the determination of a specific learning disability. The class flyer, course syllabus and registration information are posted under professional development opportunities at the link below. The registration deadline is one week prior to the start date of the class section chosen.

To register for section 1 scheduled for Feb. 3 –Mar. 2, visit http://svy.mk/1kWe6tY.

To register for section 2 scheduled for Feb. 17 – Mar. 16, visit http://svy.mk/1i2tlo5.

Administrators, special educators, team leaders and school psychologists are encouraged to attend.
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For More Information, Contact:
Shannon Pfeiffer
Exceptional Student Services
Phone: 303-866-6969
Email: Pfeiffer_s@cde.state.co.us


Federal Programs


Submit Your Post Award Revision Request

The first window for the 2013-2014 NCLB post award revision request closes Friday, Dec. 20. A second submission window opens in late January or early February 2014.

The post award revision request system is available at http://bit.ly/1bQZA4C.

Final allocations are posted at http://bit.ly/1bQqR3M.

Local education agencies may submit one revision request during each window. Revision requests need to include all Elementary and Secondary Education Act programs (Title IA, ID, IIA, III, III Set-Asides and VIB).

Resources to assist with the submission process are available at http://bit.ly/1i2s9Ru.

A PowerPoint presentation with audio explaining the purpose of the post award revision request system and how to submit a request is available at http://connect.enetcolorado.org/p94y5dsrjz0/.

For More Information, Contact:
Barb Vassis
Federal Programs
Phone: 303-866-6065
Email: vassis_b@cde.state.co.us



Attend a Webinar to Learn About the New Title IA Grant Request for Proposal

The Office of Federal Programs is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 9 - 10 a.m. to walk through a new Title IA grant request for proposal. Only districts with Title I schools with a plan type of Priority Improvement or Turnaround are eligible. This grant will support activities that better enable staff to adjust instruction based on the use of data.

To log into the meeting, visit http://connect.enetcolorado.org/r9c1d9a80rm/.

The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

For More Information, Contact:
Trish Boland
Federal Programs
Phone: 303-866-6998
Email: boland_t@cde.state.co.us


Innovation & Choice


Submit Your Request for Accelerating Students Through Concurrent Enrollment Participation

Districts now have until Feb. 1, to submit a request for the number of ASCENT participants for the 2014-15 school year. This is a change from the Sept. 1 deadline, which was updated during the most recent legislative session. An updated request form will be sent out after the beginning of the year.

Districts will then have until May 1 to submit an official affidavit with final ASCENT participant numbers for the 2014-15 school year. After June 1, districts will receive notification of the number of ASCENT slots that have been allocated to their district.
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For More Information, Contact:
Michelle Camacho Liu
Phone: 303-866-6596
Email: liu_m@cde.state.co.us


News & Notes


The Scoop Will Be on Hiatus Dec. 25 & Jan. 1

Due to winter break, The Scoop will be on hiatus Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. The Scoop will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 8.

The Scoop is CDE's weekly email to educators with the latest deadlines, news and announcements.

If you or someone you know would like to sign up to receive The Scoop, visit http://bit.ly/1bdSCmV.
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
CDE Communications Division
Phone: 303-866-4247
Email: CDE_Communications_Office@cde.state.co.us


Parent Engagement


Save the Date: Family Engagement Trainings

CDE, in collaboration with the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education, will conduct trainings about promising practices to engage all families as partners in education. More information will be available at the beginning of January.

Family partnership liaisons and superintendents are encouraged to attend the trainings.

Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Greeley
Thursday, Feb. 13 in Pueblo
Friday, Feb. 14 in Lamar
Wednesday, Feb. 19 in Denver Metro
Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Durango
Tuesday, Mar. 4 in Grand Junction

For More Information, Contact:
Darcy Hutchins
Improvement Planning
Phone: 303-866-5921
Email: hutchins_d@cde.state.co.us


Support & Intervention


Register for Upcoming Online Professional Development Courses

The Office of Learning Supports is offering multiple online courses in 2014. Registration for each session closes one week prior to the start of the selected course or when the course capacity is reached.

To learn about and register for the listed courses, visit the link below.
- Math Intervention: Multiplication and Division (revised dates posted)
- Multi-Tiered Family, School, and Community Partnering
- Family-School Partnering at the Secondary Level
- Differentiated Instruction within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Click Here for Additional Information

For More Information, Contact:
Kim Watchorn
Learning Supports
Phone: 303-866-6262
Email: Watchorn_k@cde.state.co.us






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