Colorado engaged stakeholders, but needs to detail future engagement plans, especially outside of the immediate education system.
Colorado’s plan was developed through significant consultation with stakeholders in and out of the education system. But the plan could be further strengthened by outlining the steps the state will take to continue to engage with noneducation actors, especially the disability community.
The state also intends to establish annual cycles for evaluating the efficacy of its implementation efforts. However, most of the state’s efforts are focused on school- and district-level support, when there’s an opportunity in ESSA to directly address student needs.