2017-2018 Assessment Window Calendar

 Weld Re-4 Assessment Calendar for Parents - 2017-2018.pdf

The Weld Re-4 School District uses multiple assessments to review student progress.  We have formal and informal methods of assessment, including classroom school specific tests.  These assessments are used to diagnose learning gaps, provide a "snapshot" of student learning, and provide staff with information needed in order to improve instruction or recommend interventions.  We strive to maintain a balance for students and staff while still complying with various legislation. 
The Current calendar of assessments is available here:  

If you have questions about any of the assessments, please contact Amy Heinsma, Director of Instruction, at (970) 686-8028 or 

2017-2018 State Required Assessments -   Assessments listed in green are part of the Colorado Summative system and will be called CMAS - Colorado Measures of Academic Success.
ACCESS for English Language Learners-Grades K-12
PARCC English Language Arts and Math Assessment Online 
Social Studies Online Assessments for 4th, 7th and 11th grades
Science Online Assessments for 5th, 8th, and 11th grades

CoAlt DLM ELA Math for students with severe disabilities-Grades 3-11
PSAT 8/9 for 9th grade students
PSAT 10 for 10th grade students
SAT for 11th grade students
STAR 360 for K-3 students to comply with READ Act
Benchmark Testing to comply with Accountability Requirements

Want to see what an online test looks like?  Practice tests (ePats) for science and social studies are available here:                                                         Practice Tests

PARCC CMAS Preview for Staff.pdf
Getting Ready for Online Assessments.pdf

What is PARCC?

Cognitive Rigor Matrix and Depth of Knowledge Resources

Colorado Growth Model Basics - Powerpoint

Assessment Glossary

Assessment/Intervention Forms:

Weld RE-4 Assessment/Intervention Form
Weld RE-4 Assessment/Intervention Form-Spanish

Bridges Math Learning Center
Bridges Math Learning Center

DLM (Literacy and Math Alternate Assessment

Pearson Access:
CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success: Science and Social Studies)
PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers)

Renaissance:  STAR 360
STAR 360

Teaching Strategies GOLD:

Gold 2 for Kindergarten
Teaching Strategies GOLD- Preschool

WIDA (ELL Staff)