Welcome to the Ascend Colorado Project website.


New FAQs (04/16/21):
AnLar and CDE have answered more of your frequently asked questions. See the updated list.

Ascend Update Meetings – Round 2 (04/09/21):
Registration now open for round 2 of the interactive learning sessions on updates and frequently asked questions related to Ascend.

AnBoarding Survey – closed (04/01/21):
AnLar has identified the AU/Districts that will be coming to Ascend CO for the 2021/2022 school year. If interested in joining at a later date please contact us.

Professional Development Survey – closed (03/29/21):
Thank you to those that participated. AnLar is in the process of reviewing the results.

User Acceptance Testing (03/17/21):
The first 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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