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). Ascend makes individualized planning easy by:
- Focusing attention on the student
- Simplifying processes and streamlining the use of data
- Providing tools that improve decision making and individualization
- Facilitating team member communication and collaboration
Additional System Features
The Ascend Colorado system is designed to support the work of teams providing individualized services to learners with disabilities.
Connect with other education systems like Data Pipeline and local Student Information Systems.
Improve communication and engagement with families through our secure Family Portal.
Streamline child find by collecting referrals from families, educators, and public providers.
Clean, simple presentation makes it easy to build your IEP.
Complete your work in the order that is best for your organizational style.
Required elements of the IEP are embedded into the system to make compliance easy.