While student test scores overall are average, the achievement gap between poor and affluent students is the third largest nationwide.
Boulder and Denver have the biggest "achievement gaps" among Colorado's largest school districts.
But there's still an achievement gap between the state’s poorest students and others.
Colorado school children are getting more than one testing break this week.
No one is completely happy with the compromise bill, but House lawmakers signaled their approval for it in a voice vote Monday night.