The following items are designed to help districts and schools communicate with parents about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments. These materials can be shared with parents during back-to-school nights and other parent information events as the 2015-16 school year kicks off.
Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS): What to expect for the 2015-16 school year:
Use this as a handout at back-to-school night or include a link to it in your school newsletter
Frequently asked questions about CMAS:
Refer to this to help answer questions from both teachers and parents about state tests this year
Drop in articles:
Use these as a guide to help you craft your own communications to teachers and parents about state tests this year
Hand these out to parents to help them understand what their children will be learning this year, or send a link to them in your electronic communications
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Communication resources are broken out by content area for ease of use and to promote consistent and timely communications with key audiences.