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Annual Student Assessments

Colorado HB 15-1323 requires all Colorado public schools publish state-mandated assessment information on their website (source: Douglas County School District). NOTE: clicking the link will generate a downloaded document.
 

Douglas County School District

 

State Assessment Excusal Requests

DCSD requires parents/guardians to use the EngagED Parent Portal to request an excusal for their child(ren) from the current academic year’s state assessments. Click for instructions.
 

Current Year American Academy Assessment Schedule

If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment, please email Robyn Hunt by December 1, 2023.
 
ASSESSMENT GRADES FREQUENCY
2023-2024 SCHEDULE, IF APPLICABLE
(All Dates are Subject to Change)
OPT-OUT AVAILABLE
CP LM MB
CMAS -
ELA & Math
3-8
1x/year
 
Apr 2-4 (ELA)
 
Apr 9-11 (Math)
 
 
Apr 2-4 (ELA)
 
Apr 9-11 (Math)
 
 
Apr 2-4 (ELA)
 
Apr 9-11 (Math)
Yes. Please provide advance notice for planning purposes.
CMAS -
Science
 5, 8 Only
1x/year
Gr. 5: Apr 16-18
 
Gr. 8: Apr 16-18
Gr. 5: Apr 16-18
 
Gr. 8: Apr 16-18
Gr. 5: Apr 16-18
 
Gr. 8: Apr 16-18
Yes. Please provide advance notice for planning purposes.
CMAS -
Social Studies
(Administered every 3 years to select grades)
4, 7 Only
1x/year
NA
 
NA
 
NA
Yes. Please provide advance notice for planning purposes.
CogAT 2 1x/year TBD (Feb) TBD (Feb) TBD (Feb) Yes. Please provide advance notice for planning purposes.
6 1x/year TBD (Nov) TBD (Nov) TBD (Nov) Yes. Please provide advance notice for planning purposes.
iReady- Reading & Math K-8 Monthly
FALL
Grades 1-8: 8/21/23-9/1/23
 
Kindergarten: 8/23/23-9/21/23
FALL
Grades 1-8: 8/21/23-9/1/23
 
Kindergarten: 8/23/23-9/21/23
FALL
Grades 1-8: 8/21/23-9/1/23
 
Kindergarten: 8/23/23-9/21/23
No
WINTER
Grades K-8:
11/28/23-12/12/23
WINTER 
Grades K-8:
11/28/23-12/12/23
WINTER 
Grades K-8:
11/28/23-12/12/23
No
SPRING
Grades K-8:
4/29/24-5/10/24
SPRING
Grades K-8:
4/29/24-5/10/24
SPRING 
Grades K-8:
4/29/24-5/10/24
No
ACCESS K-8
ELL- (English Language Learners) students only; Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening
1x/year
TBD (Jan/Feb)
TBD (Jan/Feb) TBD (Jan/Feb) No
DIBELS
K-3:
All Students
 
4-8:
Select Students
Minimum 3x/year (Fall, Winter & Spring)
FALL
1st-3rd:
8/30/23 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
8/21/23-9/1/23
 
K:
9/6/23-9/19/23
FALL
1st-3rd:
8/30/23 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
8/21/23-9/1/23
 
K:
9/6/23-9/19/23
FALL
1st-3rd:
8/30/23 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
8/21/23-9/1/23
 
K:
9/6/23-9/19/23
No
WINTER
K-3rd:
12/6/23 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
11/28/23-12/12/23
WINTER
K-3rd:
12/6/23 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
11/28/23-12/12/23
WINTER
K-3rd:
12/6/23 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
11/28/23-12/12/23
No
SPRING
K-3rd:
5/1/24 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
4/29/23-5/10/23
SPRING
K-3rd:
5/1/24 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
4/29/23-5/10/23
SPRING
K-3rd:
5/1/24 (by appt)
 
4th-8th:
4/29/23-5/10/23
No
Spalding -
Phonogram
K-5 Monthly -- -- -- No
Spalding -
Spelling
K-5 Monthly -- -- -- No