Colorado - Content Standards: World Languages

World Languages
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Colorado updated the World Languages standards in 2009.


The original Colorado Model Content Standards for world languages were designed to provide districts with benchmarks of learning for grades 4, 8, and 12. The standards revision subcommittee was charged with providing more of a specific learning trajectory of concepts and skills across range levels, from early school readiness to postsecondary preparedness. Articulating standards by range level from novice-low to intermediate-mid in each area affords greater specificity (clearer standards) in describing the learning path across levels (higher standards), while focusing on a few key ideas at each grade level (fewer standards).

Standard 1: Communication in Languages Other Than English
Standard 2: Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
Standard 3: Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition
Standard 4: Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
Review mandated
Review Period: 
Every six years