Each year schools across the state of Colorado are required to administer the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). CMAS is an assessment designed to measure student mastery of the Colorado Academic Standards. CMAS includes testing in Science and Social Studies and PARCC assessments in English Language Arts and Math in grades 3-9. 10th grade students participate in the PSAT and, for the 2016-17 school year, 11th grade students participate in the SAT.
All of the state standardized assessments provide information to teachers as they incorporate the content standards in their daily instruction. CMAS results are also used for school and district accountability. The results are additionally used for instructional planning, class placement, and academic screening.
On March 22, 2017 the Weld RE-5J School Board adopted a resolution (which can be found below) supporting participation in the CMAS assessments due the data and information that is received from it.
The schedule for each school's assessment and the amount of time students will be engaged in that state assessments are available to download below.
State law does allow parents to opt-out their student(s) out from the standardized assessments and the appropriate opt-out form can be found below as well.
School Specific Testing Schedules: