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General Assessment Information for Parents


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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, 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.

2019 State Tests

In spring 2019, third- through eighth-graders in Colorado will take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. Colorado's ninth- and 10th-graders will take the PSAT and 11th-graders will take the SAT. The state-level results for these tests are expected to be made available in August. Individual student reports will be available to districts in July 2019. Click here for tentative testing dates.

2018 CMAS Score Reports

Last spring, third- through eighth-graders in Colorado took the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. Colorado's ninth- and 10th-graders took the PSAT and 11th-graders took the SAT. The state-level results for these tests were released in August 2018. These materials can help parents better understand what the test results mean and how they can be used to support their student's academic success. 


What to expect for the 2019 state assessments 

PSAT & SAT in Colorado

Before taking the test

CMAS 2017-18 School Year ICON

2018 CMAS Score Reports


Colorado Alternate Assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities

About the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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