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About the Assessment Unit

Assessment Unit Overview


Assessments administered by the unit include the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and SAT suite of assessments as the state's summative content assessments for measures of college/career readiness, the ACCESS English language proficiency assessments, and the CoAlt alternate content assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities. The CMAS are the state tests in English language arts and math for grades three through eight; science for grades five, eight and 11; and social studies, which is sampled in grades four, seven and 11. Colorado administers the PSAT in grades nine and 10 and the SAT in grade 11.

Office Responsibilities

Oversees Colorado assessments and implementation of assessments.