Welcome to the Ascend Colorado Project website.

Announcements

Ascend Colorado is LIVE! (06/30/21):
AnLar launched Ascend Colorado and provided access to CDE.

Migration Schedule (06/28/21):
AnLar provided participating schools with a schedule for data migration.

UAT Testing Package 5 (06/24/21):
The fifth round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) was completed.

Professional Development Flyer (06/14/21):
AnLar distributed a flyer to participating schools announcing a series of online and in-person training opportunities for Ascend Colorado in early August.

UAT Testing Package 4 (06/03/21):
The fourth round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) was completed.

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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