Welcome to the Ascend Colorado Project website.


Ascend Update Meetings – Round 2 (02/24/21):
Coming Soon! Round 2 of the interactive learning sessions on updates and frequently asked questions related to Ascend.

System Testing (02/23/21):
Development of the Ascend IEP is underway! Testing of the student search and referral processes will begin in early March.

NEW FAQs (02/22/21):
AnLar and CDE have answered more of your frequently asked questions. See the updated list.

Professional Development Survey (02/08/21):
AnLar and CDE would like your input related to professional development needs for the ASCEND IEP system.

Data Migration and Data Integration (02/05/21):
AnLar has initiated discussions with a sample set of AUs to understand the structures of current systems in preparation for data migration from Enrich and Alpine to Ascend.
Conversations are also underway to prepare for data integration between various Student Information Systems and Ascend.

About Ascend

Ascend is Colorado’s online system to support implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Ascend will be used statewide by teams of educators, service providers, and families to develop and implement Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs). 

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Meet the Team

The AnLar team focus will be on building Ascend Colorado as a customized and easy-to-use IT System around Colorado processes (rather than forcing teams into a prefabricated system). This approach is possible because of our experienced IT developers, content experts, and project management staff that have significant experience with building customized solutions for public agencies and private industry. From project management and IT design to knowledge of program requirements, from coding and testing to maintenance and training, our AnLar team will support all aspects of the Ascend Colorado project.

Who Is AnLar?

AnLar focuses on education reform efforts at the district, state, and national level, providing distinct services to agencies to support their needs. AnLar strongly believes in the balance of focus on content expertise and experience, combined with robust and modernized data systems. AnLar’s five core service areas are technical assistance (TA), Information Technology (IT) data systems, research and evaluation, communication and design, and government process improvement.

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