Welcome to the Ascend Colorado Project website.

Announcements

UAT Testing Package 3 (05/13/21):
The third round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is currently underway.

Enrich Data Migration (05/12/21):
AnLar continues to work with Frontline to establish a smooth transition of data.

Ascend Update Meetings – Round 2 (05/05/21):
The second round of interactive learning sessions on updates and frequently asked questions related to Ascend was held. Three separate sessions were held with close to 40 participants at each session.

AnBoarding (04/29/21):
AnLar has met with many of the district and charters planning to come on board this coming school year. Additional meetings are scheduled throughout the month of May.

UAT Testing Package 2 (04/15/21):
The second round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) has been completed. AnLar and CDE are working through the feedback.

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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