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CoAlt - Alternate Science and Social Studies Assessments

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Contact

Mindy Roden
Assessment Unit
303-866-6709
roden_m@cde.state.co.us

Manuals

  • Spring 2017 CoAlt Examiner's Manual (coming soon)
  • Spring 2017 Procedures Manual (coming soon)

CoAlt: Administration Trainings

Information on administration trainings can be found on the CDE Assessment Unit Trainings page.


CoAlt Office Hours

The CDE Assessment Unit will host scheduled CoAlt office hours for DACs from 3:00 - 4:00 pm on selected Mondays.  Some of these will have a short "training" related to upcoming deadlines followed by an open forum for district discussions and questions.  

Office hours will be held via adobe connect, Connect to CoAlt Office Hours, 

 


CoAlt: Science and Social Studies Released Items

Released items for the revised CoAlt - Science and Social Studies assessments are available. These items are representative of item types on the CoAlt - Science and Social Studies assessment. The CoAlt Field Test Examiners Manual is also available on the page linked above. These materials are for the CoAlt - Science and Social Studies assessments, and not for CoAlt - Reading, Writing and Mathematics.


Performance Level Descriptors

Elementary and middle school CoAlt: Science and Social Studies cut scores were adopted by the Colorado Board of Education in August 2014; high school cut scores were approved in April 2016. Cut scores are selected points on the scale of the test. These points are used to determine the classification of a student's performance on the CoAlt. CoAlt Science and Social Studies performance levels are Emerging, Approaching Target, At Target, and Advanced.


CoAlt Frameworks

The CoAlt Assessment Frameworks are designed to assist educators, test developers, policy makers, and the public by clearly defining those elements of the Colorado Academic Standards - Extended Evidence Outcomes that are suitable for state testing. They are not designed to replace local curricula and should not be considered state curricula. They define the content that may be assessed on CoAlt: Science and Social Studies assessments.

 


 

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