General Assessment Information
|For fourteen years Colorado has used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) tests. With the adoption of new academic standards, a new assessment system that is aligned to the new standards must be put in place by 2014. In order to transition to the new state tests, CDE began using the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) in 2012, which measures a blend of old and new standards and will allow school districts to transition their instruction from the old standards to the new ones. The transitional assessments will also allow for continued growth calculations using state tests to maintain comparability from year to year until the system is completely transitioned to the new standards and assessments. This will also preserve the comparability of the school and district performance framework accountability system until 2014.|
a spring break.
** It is strongly suggested that all districts finish testing by March 28 in order to provide separation between TCAP and
the new science and social studies assessments.
*** This window may be lengthened pending the results of the technology readiness tool.