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


Required Assessment

Grades Tested

Testing Window

W-APT

 

New K-12 students with “Yes” on Home Language Survey

 

First 30 days of school, or within 14 days of enrollment for students enrolling after October 1

 

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

 

January 8-February 9 2018

CMAS: Science & Social Studies

 

4, 7, and 11 (Social Studies)

5, 8 &11 (Science)

 

Early Window: 
March 26-April 13th
Official Window:
April 9-27, 2018

CMAS: ELA/Math

 

3-8

 

Early Window:
March 19th-April 27th
Official Window:
April 9-27, 2018

 

PSAT 9 & 10  9, 10 Initial Date:
April 10,11,or 12, 2018
Accommodations window:
April 10-17, 2018
Make- up window:
April 11-20, 2018

SAT

 

11

Initial test date:
April 10, 2018
Accommodations window:
April 10-13, 2018
Make-up test date:  
April 24, 2018 
                                   
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
Link to join:  https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/rv28wlqgyx21/
8/31/2017, 10 am: Returning SACs
Link to join: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/rwciyjejof45/