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General Assessment Information for Parents


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

2017 State Test Results and What to Expect this Year

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This past spring, third- through ninth-graders in Colorado took the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests that are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. Colorado's 10th-graders took the PSAT and 11th-graders took the ACT in April. The state level results for these tests are available. These materials will help parents better understand what the test results mean and how they can be used to support their student's academic success. 

About State Tests

PSAT & SAT in Colorado

Test Results

Colorado Alternate Assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities

About the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)



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