For many parents and students in Colorado, this time of year marks new beginnings with schools ushering in a fresh school year. But one group of Colorado educators is already looking way beyond this school year. They’re helping create tests for future students meant to help them learn in a completely different way. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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