Announcements

Ascend Colorado is LIVE!

June 30, 2021
AnLar launched Ascend Colorado and provided access to CDE.

Migration Schedule

June 28, 2021
AnLar provided participating schools with a schedule for data migration.

UAT Testing Package 5

June 24, 2021
The fifth round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) was completed.

Professional Development Flyer

June 14, 2021
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

June 3, 2021
The fourth round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) was completed.

UAT Testing Package 3

May 13, 2021
The third round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is currently underway.

Enrich Data Migration

May 12, 2021
AnLar continues to work with Frontline to establish a smooth transition of data.

Ascend Update Meetings – Round 2

May 5, 2021
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

April 29, 2021
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.

New FAQs

April 16, 2021
AnLar and CDE have answered more of your frequently asked questions. See the updated list.

UAT Testing Package 2

April 15, 2021
The second round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) has been completed. AnLar and CDE are working through the feedback.

Ascend Update Meetings – Round 2

April 9, 2021
Registration now open for round 2 of the interactive learning sessions on updates and frequently asked questions related to Ascend.

AnBoarding Survey – closed

April 1, 2021
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

March 29, 2021
Thank you to those that participated. AnLar is in the process of reviewing the results.

User Acceptance Testing

March 17, 2021
The first round of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) has been completed. AnLar and CDE are working through the feedback.

AnBoarding

March 15, 2021
So far 2 AUs and 8 Charter Schools have signed up for Ascend for the 2021-2022 school year. AnLar held the first information gathering meeting with an AU to begin the process of coming on to Ascend.

PowerSchool

March 11, 2021
AnLar is collaborating with AUs and working on being able to bring PowerSchool student data into Ascend.

Professional Development Survey

March 3, 2021
A survey has been distributed to Colorado educators to gather information around the professional development needs and concerns related to the Ascend IEP system.

AnBoarding Survey

February 26, 2021
A survey was distributed to directors to indicate their plans to sign up for Ascend for the 2021-2022 school year.

Ascend Update Meetings – Round 2

February 24, 2021
Coming Soon! Round 2 of the interactive learning sessions on updates and frequently asked questions related to Ascend.

System Testing

February 23, 2021
Development of the Ascend IEP is underway! Testing of the student search and referral processes will begin in early March.

NEW FAQs

February 22, 2021
AnLar and CDE have answered more of your frequently asked questions. See the updated list.

Professional Development Survey

February 8, 2021
AnLar and CDE would like your input related to professional development needs for the ASCEND IEP system.

Data Migration and Data Integration

February 5, 2021
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.

Building the Ascend System

February 4, 2021
System architecture has been designed and development of the child find/referral process has begun.

Professional Development Offerings

February 1, 2021
This table shows the planned PD offerings for the Ascend system.

Ascend Update Meetings

January 28, 2021
The first interactive learning session on updates and frequently asked questions related to Ascend was held. Additional sessions will continue in February.

Colorado Ascend Stakeholder Advisory Committee – CASAC

January 26, 2021
The committee met for the first time and discussed plans around the inclusion of a parent portal within Ascend.

Ascend Update Meetings

January 12, 2021
Interactive learning session on updates and frequently asked questions related to Ascend. Register Here.

Colorado Ascend Stakeholder Advisory Committee (CASAC)

December 11, 2020
This committee will serve as an advisory panel, providing an opportunity for participants to review and make suggestions directly to AnLar regarding the Ascend IEP program.

Project Updates Email

December 1, 2020
Want to keep up with the progress of the Ascend Colorado system? To receive announcements and updates, sign up today using the form to the right. Invite your colleagues to join!

FAQ page is live!

November 20, 2020
Visit the FAQ page for more information and details about Ascend.

Project Overview flyer available

November 12, 2020
Download now.

Software Development Life Cycle flyer available

November 12, 2020
Download now.

Special Education Directors Meeting

November 12, 2020
Words about a noteworthy event on the Ascend project.

Development Specs Meeting

October 27, 2020
AnLar and CDE held the first development specifications discussion, development coming soon

First Joint CDE-AnLAr Meeting

October 6, 2020
AnLar and CDE held the first joint meeting and discussed the Assessment process review.

Contract signed 

September 22, 2020

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