Testing and Assessment Updates

CMAS/PARCC Testing (4/11 – 4/29)

CMAS/PARCC Paper-Based Testing Grades 3-8 April 11th to April 29th for Math, ELA (English Language Arts – Reading and Writing) and Science for grades 5 & 8 only.

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CMAS 2015-16 Testing Schedule 4.1.16 Parent version

 

Understanding the new CMAS/PARCC Assessments and Results

For the 2014-15 school year, the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) began implementing new state tests called the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). The CMAS science and social studies tests were developed in Colorado. The CMAS English language arts (ELA) and math tests were developed in collaboration with a consortium of states known as PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career). Colorado students took the CMAS ELA and math tests for the first time in spring 2015. School-level results are available and your child’s results were sent home in mid-January.  State-level results have already been released and can be found here.

What to Know About the CMAS Test Results.  This link provides important background information regarding the development of the new state assessments and the five levels of student performance they measure, as well as important considerations for using the new baselines to measure future student performance.

Additional information regarding the new student performance baselines set by the first round of test scores can be found here.

Individual Student Score Reports for English Language Acquisition (ELA) and Math will be distributed once they are available from Jeffco.  You can familiarize yourself with the format and information contained in these reports using the links below.

ELA Parent Guide for Score Report
ELA Parent Guide for Score Report (Spanish)
Math Parent Guide for Score Report
Math Parent Guide for Score Report (Spanish)