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 English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies in grades 3-8 and Science and Social Studies only in 11th grade. 9-11th graders take the SAT suite of assessments.
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 window and the amount of time students will be engaged in the state assessments are available closer to the testing window.
Additionally, Weld RE-5J does administer a standardized assessment, NWEA MAP Growth to students in grades 3-11 in Reading, Language Arts and Math and only Math in grades K-2.
Per the Read Act, Weld RE-5J administers the DIBELS assessment to all students in grades K-3.
The testing windows for NWEA MAP Growth and DIBELS can be found 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: