We will begin the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments on April 10, 2023. These assessments measure students' mastery of the Colorado Academic Standards, including a demonstration of both knowledge and skills.
These assessments give our teachers critical information to ensure our students are on track for college and career readiness, and to help us understand whether our students have the necessary skills to succeed after high school.
The CMAS assessments focus on three different content areas depending upon your child’s grade level:
April 10 - April 28
English Language Arts (ELA) and Math: 3rd through 8th grade
Science: 5th and 8th grade
SAT: 11th grade (Windsor High School and Severance High School)
PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 (Windsor High School and Severance High Schoo
Science for 11th Grade (Windsor High School and Severance High School)
Preparation: We ask that you make sure your children get plenty of sleep and a healthy breakfast every day, but especially on assessment days. In addition, if there are doctor’s appointments or other appointments that need to be made, we hope this calendar will help you to make those appointments on non-assessment days. Attendance: We also want to communicate that all students should be in school on-time, all day and every day, regardless of whether assessments are occurring or not. Important teaching and learning happens in between testing, so it is imperative that students are here. Our expectations remain around vacations, and we expect parents to continue to plan vacations around the school calendar.
Make-Ups: Students do best when they are in their classroom environment for testing. In the event that your child has to miss a test session, they will have to make up the test another time and will be pulled during their instructional time to do so. To prevent disruption to your child and other students’ days, please make sure that your child is at school and limit their absences to only when they are sick
Results: Students’ individual score reports from state assessments are expected to be available in August. Consistent with typical years, state-level results are expected to be announced by the Colorado Department of Education at that time.
As a reminder, CMAS tests are just one assessment of student performance. Students in grades K-9 also take STAR 360 benchmark assessments in reading and math throughout the year. Progress available through these benchmarks is typically shared with parents during parent-teacher conferences or they can be obtained by connecting with your child’s teacher.