Accessibility

Charter School Compliance with HB21-1110 – Colorado’s Law for Persons with Disabilities Effective July 1, 2024, it is required for all charter schools to adhere to the regulations outlined in HB21-1110. HB21-1110 makes it a state civil rights violation for...

ESSER Plans

School districts across the country are receiving American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Funds to help address COVID-19 recovery. What is ESSER III Funding? ESSER III is federal funding that must be used to meet needs...

Physical Intervention, Restraints and Seclusion

During the 2022 and 2023 legislative sessions, two bills were signed into law impacting mandatory school policies and practices around physical intervention, restraints and seclusion of students. In 2023 House Bill 23-1191 was passed, explicitly prohibiting corporal...

Access to Medically Necessary Treatment at School

CSI is committed to honoring families’ private medical decisions while providing a learning environment free of disruption. The CSI Board’s Access to Medically Necessary Treatment at School policy addresses how a student who has a prescription from a qualified...

School Assessment Coordinators

Welcome to the resource hub for School Assessment Coordinators (SACs). Whether you’re new to the role or returning for another year, this section is intended to provide information and resources needed for success. Contact the Assessment Coordinator with...

Student Fees

Student Fees FAQ [docx] CSI Board Student Fees...

Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

The Colorado Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is a statewide program that provides survivors of stalking, sexual assault, and domestic violence with a legal substitute address and mail forwarding. Under Colorado law, all state and local government agencies must...

Food Assistance Resources in Colorado

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) provides...

Civil Rights Data Collection

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) conducts the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) to collect data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation’s public schools. The CRDC collects a variety of information including, student enrollment and...

January 2023 Virtual School Gathering

Slides Recording CSSRC Crisis Response Presentation Presentation Slides | Recording CSSRC Crisis Response Guidelines MOU Presentation MOU Training Instructions MOU and Collaboration Resources for K-12...

NWEA

MAP Suite of Assessments MAP Growth MAP Reading Fluency MAP Accelerator  Learn more about MAP Support (877) 469-3287 Chat with an agent  Setup/Preparation Accommodations and Accessibility Logins Video Tutorials Administration For Proctors Assessment Coordination Guide...

STAR

Star Suite of Assessments Star Reading (K-12) Star Math (K-12) Star Early Literacy (Pre K-3) Star CBM Star CBM Lectura (K-6) Star Custom Star Spanish    Learn more about STAR Support support@renaissance.com (800) 338-4204 Setup/Preparation Implementation Toolkit...

iReady

i-Ready Assessment Suite i-Ready Diagnostic (K-12 Adaptive Reading and Mathematics) i-Ready Standards Mastery (grades 2-8 Fixed Reading and Mathematics) i-Ready Assessment of Spanish Reading (Fixed K-6) i-Ready Literacy Tasks (Benchmark and Progress Monitoring)...

DIBELS

DIBELS ® (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures that can be used to regularly detect risk and monitor the...

Fall 2022 School Gatherings

Terry’s Introduction Slides Legislative Update Slides School Performance Tools Workshop Slides State Demographer Slides Western Slope Denver Colorado...

Monthly Board Newsletters

Click month to view newsletter. August 2023 September 2023 Past Newsletters October 2022 November 2022 December 2022 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 Subscribe to monthly CSI Board...

Program and Contract Modification Applications

Click to download:  Educational Services Provider Application Food Services Application Homeschool Program Expansion Application Online Program Expansion Application Preschool Expansion Application Transportation Services Application Note: Grade change and replication...

Newsletters

22-23 READY, SET, READ Monthly Newsletter 21-22 READY, SET, READ Monthly Newsletter...

School Readiness Data Collection

The purpose of the Kindergarten School Readiness (KSR) data collection is to provide baseline data for measuring improvement in students’ knowledge and skills over time and to collect data needed to fulfill statutory requirements for an annual legislative...

School Readiness Assessment

For the list of CDE approved assessments per domain, go to Assessment Choices and School Readiness Plans  Sample School Readiness Plan Download Return to School Readiness...

ELP Welcome: 23-24 Guidebook, Calendar, Newsletter, & Podcast

Introduction to ELP [recording] [slides] Contact Willyn Webb Early Childhood & School Support Coordinator 303-532-6262 WillynWebb@csi.state.co.us Ready, Set, READ Newsletter 23-24 Ready, Set, READ Monthly Newsletter 22-23 Newsletter Archives 21-22 Newsletter...

READ Teacher Training

READ Act Designation Documentation Open Reading Training Requirements Open Return to READ Act...

READ Plans

Requirements Checklist Open READ Cohort Guidance Open Read & Other Plans Open Return to READ Act...

Restorative Practices

Implementing restorative practices in a school community can have significant impact in student response to discipline, attendance, bullying and the overall wellness of the school community. Successful implementation requires systemic buy-in, and can change the entire...

Wellness

Wellness Summit: Wellness Club Guidance Download Menu (Word) Strengthening Your Resilience: Take Care of Yourself As You Care For Others (National Child Traumatic Stress Network) Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools Playbook Playbook for Healthy School Communities:...

Parent Resources

Wellness Ten Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Support Families at Home Asset Education At-Home Toolkit Five concrete stress-reducing tools to practice with your children Mental Health Training National Alliance on Mental Illness – Colorado Basics NAMI Basics is...

Mental Health & SEL Practice in Schools

Understanding Minor Consent and Confidentiality in Colorado A guide to define mental health services in schools and parses out individual circumstances about confidentiality on sensitive topics like parental rights, student choice, abortion, and sexual relationships...

Mental Health Organizations

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Conference February 14-17, 2024 National School Psychology Week November 6-10, 2023 Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP) Annual Conference November 2-4, 2023 American School Counselor...

Hotlines, Therapy Finders, and Listservs

Hotlines Call 988 for help with any mental health crisis the same way you would use 911. View 988 Fact Sheet National Suicide Hotline I’m Alive Chat Line Your Life, Your Voice Helpline The Trevor Project Lifeline Teens Helping Teens Teenline Colorado Warmline Peer...

Cultural Considerations

Languages of Care: provides translations of top-quality mental health, emotional wellness and other urgently needed documents to survivors of disasters, relief workers, and medical and mental health practitioners Child Mind Institute: Multilingual Trauma Resources...

LGBTQ+

Best Practices & Ethical Obligations of Transgender & Genderqueer Students Webinar Ethical Obligations for Transgender and Gender Queer Student Know Your Rights: A [Legal] Guide for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students (GLSEN) Model School Policy...

Webinars

Early Childhood Mental Health [slides] [recording] Best Practices in Behavior & Support Plans Webinar [recording] Roles of Mental Health Professionals in MTSS [recording] Best Practices & Ethical Obligations of Transgender & Genderqueer Students...

Crisis Response Resources

Violence Response Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists) Timeline of Activities to Promote Mental Health Recovery (National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center) Transcend (mobile app to...

22-23 Remote Learning Requirements

Updated 3/24/2022 CDE Remote Learning Options for 2022-2023 As SY 2022-23 CDE Remote Learning Guidance indicates, schools will have the option to enact the following remote learning flexibility due to disruptions caused by the spread of COVID-19: Provide temporary...

READ Budget

The READ Act provides schools with per-pupil funding to help meet the needs of students with significant reading deficiencies (SRD). Per-pupil funds may be used to address seven statutory intervention categories, including providing scientifically or evidence-based...

READ Act

The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act), passed by the Colorado legislature in 2012, focuses on early literacy development for all students and especially for students at risk to not read at grade level by the end of the third grade. The...

Enrollment

Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Market Analyses Admissions and Enrollment Enrollment Projection Template Instructional...

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

MTSS is a prevention-based framework of team-driven, data-based problem solving to improve the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering, comprehensive screening and assessment, and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices...

Safe Return to School 2021-2022

School districts across the country are receiving American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Funds to help address COVID-19 recovery. What is ESSER III Funding? ESSER III is federal funding that must be used to meet needs...

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Colorado’s labor market is evolving faster than ever. Students and job seekers are engaging in learning experiences to help them develop advanced and adaptable skill sets that are necessary to compete in the complex global marketplace. While not a new strategy,...
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