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Assessment Communications Toolkit
The following items are designed to help districts and schools communicate about the spring 2022 state assessments. All materials may be tailored to meet your local needs.
Download and use these entire articles or just portions of them to communicate about the CMAS score reports.
- Superintendents/Principals to Parents - CMAS score reports headed home (DOC)
- Superintendents/Principals to Educators about Score Reports - Parents to receive score reports that identify a student’s academic strengths and areas for improvement (DOC)'
Fact Sheets for Families
These fact sheets are designed to help districts communicate with families about the results of Colorado's 2022 state assessments.
Role of State Assessments
- This fact sheet explains the purpose and value of state assessments- English (PDF)
- This fact sheet explains the purpose and value of state assessments - Spanish (PDF)
Colorado Growth Model
A decade ago, the state created the Colorado Growth Model to look specifically at how individual students progress from year to year based on the state standards.
Score reports are given to every student, showing how they did on the previous spring's assessments and how that compares to the state, school and district. These fact sheets help explain to families how to interpret the score reports and use them to help their students improve.
- Using the CMAS Score Reports to Support your Student's Success - English (PDF)
- Using the CMAS Score Reports to Support your Student's Success - Spanish (PDF)
- Understanding English Language Arts and math Score Reports - English (PDF)
- Understanding English Language Arts and math Score Reports - Spanish (PDF)
PSAT and SAT
The PSAT and SAT exams, taken by Colorado’s ninth-, 10th- and 11th-graders, are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and offer free, high-quality practice tools and scholarship opportunities. Ninth-graders and 10th-graders take the PSAT and 11th-graders take the SAT as the state college-entrance exam.