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State Assessments

Colorado Measures of Academic Success

The state legislature and U.S. Department of Education adjusted the the CMAS tests students will take in spring 2021 due to the unique circumstances Colorado schools and districts are facing as a result of the pandemic:
CMAS: English Language Arts / Literacy, grades 3, 5 and 7. Math, grades 4, 6 and 8. Science, Grade 8. Social Studies, no tests this spring. PSAT / SAT: PSAT, grades 9 and 10. SAT, grade 11. Note: Parents and caregivers can choose to have children take both the English Language arts and math tests if they would like to see how their children are progressing in both subject areas.

ACCESS for English Language Learners Testing Fact Sheet

​The ACCESS for English Language Learners tests are given each year to help parents, teachers and school leaders understand the progress emerging bilingual students are making in learning English. Read this fact sheet to learn more about State ACCESS tests during COVID-19.English (PDF) Spanish (PDF)

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CDE launches campaign on importance of reading to children at home

To increase awareness of the importance of early literacy, the Colorado Department of Education launched a public information campaign to encourage and empower parents to make reading part of their daily routine with their children. website

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