State Mandated Testing

DCSD Assessment Dates:  Link to Dates

Administration of the CMAS (all content areas) and CoAlt (science and social studies) assessments has been paused for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to extensive school closures throughout Colorado to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

DSCD State Assessment Policy

State Mandated Assessment Policy.pdf

State Assessment Excusal Form Walk through Parent/Guardian

The Colorado Department of Education requires a 95% participation rate. For a school of our size, as few as 9 students opting out of CMAS testing will drop our overall performance one full level. Schools are rated by CDE in four categories: Performance, Low Performance, Priority Improvement, and Turnaround. Student scores could fall in the Performance range, however, due to low participation, the overall school rating would be considered Low Performance. We wanted to share the impact that opting out has on our building as this question comes up frequently.

If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment, please email Amy Corr, School Assessment Coordinator, at by December 1, 2019.

If you are a parent/guardian wanting to excuse your student from the CMAS testing, please follow the directions on the following Link.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Amy Corr, LPE School Assessment Coordinator.

LPE HB15-1323 Link

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