ASSESSMENT & TESTING TOOLS FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANSHow to read MAP Assessment - MAP testing platform measures students ability at their grade level and informs teachers what they’re ready to learn next in real time; the results are available immediately. The testing system adjusts to each student’s performance to create a personalized assessment to see if your student is on, above, or below grade level.
CMAS (formerly known as PARCC) - The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are the state’s common measurement of students’ progress at the end of the school year in English language arts, math, science and social studies. CMAS encompasses the Colorado-developed science and social studies assessments as well as the English language arts and math assessments developed with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)-developed. CDE is working with Colorado educators to develop state-specific test items in English language arts and mathematics to appear on future years’ CMAS assessments.
DIBELS NEXT - The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.
PSAT - The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year.
Frequency 1 time/year
- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
- Essay (optional)
ACT - The ACT is the leading US college admissions test measuring what you learn in high school to determine your academic readiness for college.ACT Length 2 hrs, 55 minutes (plus 40 minutes if taking ACT with writing)
- Writing (optional)