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The CDE Scoop - May 29, 2013

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Data Systems

Learn More About inBloom

This month the Colorado State Board of Education held a study session to learn more about inBloom, a data infrastructure that works to make personalized learning a reality for every student. This system has the potential to overcome some of the most stubborn obstacles in education by providing schools and teachers with technology that makes it less cumbersome and time-consuming to provide individualized instruction for every child.

Jeffco is among six districts nationwide piloting inBloom services to achieve this goal. Their work is focused on providing a data store, common data standards, and a shared platform that will improve the effectiveness, variety and affordability of technology-based applications that link student needs and available resources to meet those needs.

To learn more, view the fact sheet at the link below or visit:
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For More Information, Contact:
CDE Communications Division
Phone: 303-866-4247

Join the Data Pipeline Pilot Now; Data Pipeline Goes Live in Four Weeks

Beginning July 1, Student/Educator IDs and Directory Information open in Data Pipeline.

Ensure you review and download the new file layouts at

If you haven’t been involved with Data Pipeline, there’s still time. Phase II pilots are open to all local education agencies. To get involved, contact the Pipeline Project Team at

CDE is currently piloting Record Integration Tracking System, Human Resources, Educator Identification System, Title I, Directory, 11th-Grade Alternate Assessment, Student October, Teacher-Student Data Link and Finance.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions resource at

For questions and support, please contact the Data Pipeline Project Team.
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For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Bradley
IMS Project Management
Phone: 303 866 4902

School Finance

Read About No Child Left Behind Preliminary Allocations

The 2013-2014 NCLB preliminary allocations are available on our webpage at the information link below. For allocation questions, contact Robert Hawkins.

For programmatic questions, contact the appropriate consultant in the Office of Federal Program Administration.

For general questions or concerns, please send an email to
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For More Information, Contact:
Robert Hawkins
Phone: 303-866-6775

Standards & Assessments

Register Now for a June School Readiness Assessment Training

Kindergarten teachers can now register for a Teaching Strategies GOLD training. To register, visit

Trainings will be held:

June 10: Aurora, Aurora Summit Events Center
June 11: Greeley, University of Northern Colorado
June 17: Pueblo, Sangre de Cristo Art Center
June 18: Alamosa, Adams State University
June 20: Grand Junction, TBD

Trainings are funded by the Early Learning Challenge grant and limited to 50 educators per location. Registration for Greeley and Pueblo is nearing capacity.

A second round of trainings will be conducted in the same locations during the weeks of July 29 – August 2 and August 5 – 9.
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For More Information, Contact:
Sharon Triolo-Moloney
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 303-866-6781

Apply for School Readiness Assessment Funds by Friday, May 31

Apply by Friday, May 31 for funds to purchase kindergarten Teaching Strategies GOLD subscriptions for the 2013-14 school year. The funds cover 100 percent of subscription costs for kindergarten students. To access the application, visit

Applications for the 2014-15 school year will be released in early 2014. Because districts will contract directly with Teaching Strategies for the kindergarten subscriptions, CDE recommends that districts consult local procurement rules and processes. Keep in mind that many districts already have contracts in place with Teaching Strategies.

Districts interested in piloting Teaching Strategies GOLD with a small number of students are also encouraged to apply.
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For More Information, Contact:
Sharon Triolo-Moloney
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 303-866-6781

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