CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Standards) assesses 3rd-8th graders in English/language arts and math as well as 5th and 8th graders in science. CMAS results are an important component of Colorado’s accountability system, which assigns performance ratings to schools and districts.
Our students are taking the CMAS assessment during the weeks of April 4-6 and 11-13, Tuesday through Thursday, and 5th/8th graders will take the Science assessments on April 18th. Elementary students will still have Responsive Classroom time first thing in the morning, allowing students to approach the tests with a positive mindset.
The CMAS tests will be administered mid-morning, and our teachers will continue delivering math, literacy, history and science curriculum, before and after each test. Students will continue with all assignments during CMAS, but may have a lighter homework load those days.