Assessments

CSI’s assessment staff is responsible for overseeing the training of school assessment coordinators in the proper administration of required state and federal assessments.  For more information about assessments, please click on the appropriate assessment to the left.

CSI Contact: Jessica Welch
jessicawelch@csi.state.co.us
303-866-2366

2018-2019 Assessment Timeline

Assessment

Grade

Training

Window

School Readiness Assessment

Kinder

Late August (regional in-person)

Within first 60 calendar days

READ Act

K-3

Late August (regional in-person)

 

Within 30 days of enrollment, winter, spring

WIDA Screener

New K-12 students with “yes” on HLS

May 2018; repeat August 13

Within 30 days of enrollment, or within 14 days if enrolling late

ACCESS for ELLs

K-12 NEP and LEP

November

January 14-February 15, 2019

CMAS

3-8 and 11 (Science/SS)

November 2018 and January 2019

Official window: April 8-26, 2019

PSAT

9 and 10

On-going; November through February (College Board)

April 9, 10, or 11, 2019

 

SAT

11

On-going; November through February (College Board)

 

April 9, 2019



 

Additional Resources 

State and Federal Assessment Requirements
Addressing common misconceptions regarding student participation in state assessments

For additional guidance on required assessments, visit CDE's Student Assessment page.  For resources for communicating with school staff and parents of the coming changes to Colorado Assessments, please visit CDE's Assessment Communications Toolkit page

School Assessment Coordinator (SAC)
2017-2018 Kick-off Webinars
8/30/2017, 10 am: New SACs
Recorded webinar: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/pgttdufch2dg/
Training Slides: SAC_training_fall2017.pptx
8/31/2017, 10 am: Returning SACs
Recorded webinar: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/pgttdufch2dg/
Training Slides: SAC_training_fall2017.pptx