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These tools are meant to be used by district leadership and principals when communicating with their staff or community about Colorado’s assessments. All resources can be modified and personalized to meet individual needs. Resources will be continually added to this page so make sure to check back often.

Assessment Toolkit

The following items are designed to help districts and schools communicate with parents about the upcoming Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments. These materials can be shared in newsletters or during parent information events or parent-teacher conferences. All materials may be tailored to meet your local needs.

CMAS 2017-18 School Year ICON
 

PSAT & SAT in Colorado

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Fact Sheets

  • Transitioning to 21st century standards and assessments (PDF)
    Meaningful and relevant assessments work hand in hand with rigorous academic standards. Assessments provide ongoing measures of student learning at each grade level. The data from assessments is critical in determining if educational goals are being met and if students are on track to graduate prepared for college and career. The Colorado Academic Standards are the foundation for the state assessments in science, social studies, English language arts and mathematics.
  • State and federal assessment requirements (PDF)
    Access this quick reference on the federal and state required assessments.
  • Introduction to the Colorado Academic Standards (PDF)
    The Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) are the expectations of what students need to know and be able to do at the end of each grade. They also stand as the values and content organizers of what Colorado sees as the future skills and essential knowledge for our next generation to be more successful. Read this fact sheet for an introduction to the CAS.
  • Common Core English language arts standards (PDF)
    Colorado has updated academic standards in 10 content areas for preschool through 12th grade. The Colorado Academic Standards for reading, writing and communicating (English language arts) and for mathematics incorporate the Common Core State Standards. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Common Core English language arts standards.
  • Common Core mathematics standards (PDF)
    Colorado has updated academic standards in 10 content areas for preschool through 12th grade. The Colorado Academic Standards for reading, writing and communicating (English language arts) and for mathematics incorporate the Common Core State Standards. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Common Core mathematics standards.

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