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 or contact CSI's District Assessment Coordinator, Kenny Smith, at (303) 866-2366.

Required Assessment

Grades Tested

Testing Window

W-APT

 

New K-12 students with “Yes” on HLS

 

First 30 days of enrollment

 

School Readiness Assessment

 

K

 

First 60 days of enrollment

 

READ Act

 

K-3


First 30 days of enrollment, 3x/year

 

ACCESS for ELLs

 

K-12 NEP/LEP

 

1/9/17 – 2/10/17

CMAS: Science & Social Studies

 

4, 7 &11 (Social Studies)

5, 8 &11 (Science)

 

4/10/17 – 4/28/17

PARCC: ELA/Math

 

3-9

 

4/10/17 - 4/28/17

 

PSAT

 

10

Initial: April 11 or 12, 2017 (school choice; not both dates)
Make-up: April 25 or 26, 2017 (school-choice)

SAT (new in 2016-17)

 

11

Initial: April 11, 2017
Accommodations window: April 11 - 25, 2017
Make-up: April 25, 2017           
                                   

Additional Resources

2016-17 SAC Calendar
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 and consider signing up for CDE's monthly Assessment e-Newsletter.  For resources for communicating with school staff and parents of the coming changes to Colorado Assessments, please visit CDE's Assessment Communications Toolkit page