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General Assessment Information for Parents


Meaningful and relevant tests work hand-in-hand with rigorous academic standards. The state’s summative tests are called the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), which measure students’ mastery of the standards and the complex thinking and other critical skills students need to be successful in school and in life.

2024 State Tests

In spring 2024, third- through eighth-graders in Colorado will take the CMAS tests, which are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. Colorado's ninth- and 10th-graders will take the PSAT and 11th-graders will take the SAT (11th-graders also take CMAS science). The state-level results for these tests are expected to be made available in August 2024. District- and school-level student data files and preliminary individual student reports are typically available to districts in June (do not include comparative school-, district-, and state-level performance) and final individual student reports are available in July after each administration (include comparative performance). Click here for testing dates.

2023 CMAS Score Reports

Last spring, Colorado's third- through eighth-graders took the CMAS tests, which are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. Colorado's ninth- and 10th-graders took the PSAT and 11th-graders took the SAT (11th -graders also took CMAS science). The state-level results for these tests were released in August 2023; however, 2023 student data files and preliminary student performance reports were made available to districts in June. While assessment results are embargoed and must not be shared publicly, districts and schools may share confidential individual student performance reports with parents and may use aggregated and individual student level results internally for informational and planning purposes. Resources to help parents better understand what the test results mean and how they can be used to support their student's academic success are linked in the following section. Click here for targeted reporting dates.

What to expect for the 2024 state assessments 

PSAT & SAT in Colorado

Before taking the test


CMAS 2017-18 School Year ICON

Colorado Alternate Assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities

About the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)