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General Assessment Information for Parents


Meaningful and relevant tests work hand-in-hand with rigorous academic standards. The state’s summative tests are called the Colorado Measures of Academic Success, which measure students’ mastery of the standards and the complex thinking and other critical skills students need to be successful in school and in life.

CMAS 2017-18 School Year ICON

2018 State Test Results and What to Expect this School Year

This past spring, Colorado students in the third through 11th grade took statewide assessments that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. The state-level results for these tests are available to the public in August. The materials offered on this webpage can help parents better understand what the test results mean and how they can be used to support their student's academic success. 

2018 CMAS Score Reports

What to expect for the 2019 state assessments 

PSAT & SAT in Colorado

Before taking the test

Colorado Alternate Assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities

About the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

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