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Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

** Action Item

This Week in The Scoop

Accountability & Improvement

TLCC survey window extended.

More than 60 districts have hit the 50% participation threshold for the Teaching and Learning Conditions Colorado (TLCC) survey, a statewide, confidential survey intended to provide schools, districts and policymakers with reliable data on teaching and learning conditions. 

Schools must have 50% participation and five responses to be able to access their data.

In response to requests for additional time, the survey window will be extended until end of the day Monday, March 2. Educators need only 15 minutes to complete the survey that provides useful feedback for school and district improvement planning efforts.

Codes are available in multiple ways:
- Self-service portal
- Online support form
- Help Desk by toll-free number at 866-329-1530 (Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. MT) or by email at

For more information and helpful resources, visit the TLCC survey website.

For More Information, Contact:
Lisa Steffen
Accountability and Continuous Improvement
Phone: 303-866-6676

Data Systems

** School code change request now open

School districts requesting a new school code, school name change, school grade change and/or request for closing a school are required to submit the application, including the superintendent/executive director''s signature, on or before Tuesday, June 30,  for the 2020-21 school year.

The school code change request forms can be found on the website.
The deadline to submit your change request is Tuesday, June 30.

There are many benefits to submitting on or before June 30. 
• You will have time to edit the request in case revisions are requested by the school code review committee (SCRC).
• Your on-time change requests will be incorporated into the school and district performance frameworks, and thus the school characteristics for districts will not need to rely on previous year’s school characteristics.
• Knowing early on the school code requests were approved will ensure there is time to make adjustments to staff and assign the evaluator to the educators. Ensuring a school code is attached to the induction program.
• Time to complete the online certification application, a late request would miss the deadline for the online certification application.

When requests are submitted after the June 30 deadline CDE cannot guarantee the request will be approved.

Please visit the website for more information. 

For More Information, Contact:
Debbie Puccetti
Data Services Unit
Phone: 3038666612

Family Partnerships

Resource available for districts to establish partnering structures

The Office of Family-School-Community Partnerships (FSCP) recently published a P-12 FSCP Framework- a guide to help district-level staff establish sustainable partnering structures with families and the community that will lead to positive student outcomes. Five years of promising partnership practices are now linked to the framework and are sortable by grade level, national standards, and goals for students. Click on the links under "Learn More" for more resources aligned with the new framework.

Please see the website for more information

For More Information, Contact:
Darcy Hutchins
Phone: 303-866-5921

Federal Programs

21st CCLC grant application now open

Applications are being accepted for the 21st Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant- a three-year, $4.5 million grant to help establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities, along with activities designed to complement the students’ regular school day. Priority will be given to those programs serving students that attend high-poverty, low-performing schools.
The 21st CCLC programs provide students with a broad array of activities during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session (such as before and after school, holidays, weekends, fifth day programming for schools/districts with a four-day school week, or during summer recess).
An application training webinar will be held on Friday, March 6,  from 10-11 a.m. Registration for this webinar and additional information can be found on the website.  A recording of the webinar will be posted on the same webpage.

Applications are due Friday, April 17, by 11:59 p.m. For additional information and to access the application, please visit the website

For More Information, Contact:
Dana Scott
Office of Student Support
Phone: 303-866-6791

2020 CLDE Academy application set for May 7

The 2020 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) Academy is scheduled for May 7. This is an annual opportunity to network with colleagues and share innovative, effective practices for Colorado English learners.

Please consider presenting a session at this year's academy or nominating a distinguished administrator in support of CLD learners. Student art applications have been extended through Friday, Feb. 28. Please see the website for more information.

For More Information, Contact:
Alana Foy
Phone: 303.866-6789

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