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Media Advisory -- Colorado to release state-level assessment results on Aug. 11

Media Advisory -- Colorado to release results of 2016 state-level assessments at Aug. 11 board meeting

DENVER -- State-level results from the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) English language arts, math, science and social studies tests measuring the Colorado Academic Standards will be released on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Colorado State Board of Education meeting in Grand Junction. State-level results from the 2016 ACT and PSAT 10 will be released at the same time.

Media can sign up to access the results under an embargoed agreement 
News media outlets wanting advanced, embargoed state-level achievement data beginning on Monday, Aug. 8, can complete a brief online agreement at

Monday, Aug. 8.
Media gain access to the embargoed results
News media outlets that complete the embargo form will receive a link to the achievement and participation results. Remember, embargoed information cannot be published, broadcast or posted online until 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. 

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.
Embargoed Media webinar
CDE staff will hold an embargoed webinar with Executive Director of Assessment Joyce Zurkowski who will present an overview of the state-level assessment release and answer questions related to the release. To join the webinar on Tuesday, Aug. 9, visit

To access the audio, members of the press may call 1-877-820-7831 and use participant code 375633. Again, the results are under an embargo until 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 11.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m., Colorado Mesa University, 1455 N. 12th St., Grand Junction, Room 213
Public release of the results at the Colorado State Board of Education meeting Colorado Mesa University, University Center, 1455 N 12th St, Grand Junction, CO. Results will be posted at: To listen live to the presentation, visit and click “Listen Live.”

Thursday, Aug. 11, noon, Colorado Mesa University, University Center, 1455 N. 12th St., Grand Junction, Meeting Room 225
CDE will hold a media availability immediately following the State Board of Education presentation with interim Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, Executive Director of Assessment Joyce Zurkowski Associate Commissioner of Accountability Alyssa Pearson. To call in to the media availability, call 1-877-820-7831 and use participant code 375633.

For more information on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests, visit:

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