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Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS): English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies and CoAlt Science and Social Studies
The CMAS test measures the Colorado Academic Standards in the content areas of reading/writing, math, science and social studies. A small number of students with cognitive disabilities who meet specific criteria may demonstrate their content knowledge on the Colorado Alternate Assessment, CoAlt. Schools taking social studies assessments will be selected by the state through sampling process and will only take social studies every three years.
CMAS assessments measure students' acquistion of the standards. Colorado educators set "cut scores" for each test based on specific content that students should be able to engage with at the four performance levels. Students scoring in the met and exceeded levels are on track for college and career readiness.
Parent/Guardian Request for Exemption:
Schools use state assessment as a guide for high quality instruction, to place students in classes for the following school year, to determine programming effectiveness and other purposes as well.
A parent/guardian who wishes to exempt his or her child from a particular state assessment or assessments shall make this request in accordance with school/district policy. This request should be submitted through a district provided form, completed annually. In accordance with state law, the district shall not impose a negative consequence upon a student whose parent/guardian has requested an exemption from a state assessment. Below is the link for the District Request for
Spring 2022 Data Results. District 49 Code: 1110/PTAA School Code: 1275: