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Components of the Cherry Creek College and Career Framework At A Glance

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The Colorado Academic Standards contain 5 critical elements that serve as the foundation of the Cherry Creek College and Career Framework:

  1. Prepared Graduate Competencies: The P-12 concepts and skills that all students who complete the Colorado education system must master to ensure their success in a postsecondary and workforce setting.
  2. Standard: The topical organization of an academic content area.
  3. Grade Level Expectations: The articulation (at each grade level), concepts, and skills of a standard that indicate a student is making progress toward being ready for high school or college and career.
  4. Evidence Outcomes: The indication that a student is meeting an expectation at the mastery level.
  5. 21st Century Skills: Essential skills necessary for success in college, career and life.


Curriculum:  The planned course of study K-12 for each content area to ensure attainment of the standards.  The curriculum includes course pathways, course offerings,  instructional content, materials, and resources.


Instruction:  The strategies and activities designed by the teacher to ensure student attainment of standards.  It is through differentiated and varied instructional strategies that all students have opportunity to learn at high level.


A Comprehensive Assessment System includes measures developed at multiple levels to ensure accountability and improvement of instruction at the national, state, district and classroom levels.


The Cherry Creek School District Accountability System provides information to district leaders, principals, staff, parents and community about the quality of the academic program and how well we are serving all of our students.  This information is used to improve teaching and learning as well as the academic programs that are offered.  Accountability occurs at three levels:  state (accreditation), district (milestones) and school (progress reports/report cards). 

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