Administration

Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS): Science and Social Studies

New state science and social studies assessments measuring the Colorado Academic Standards will be administered online in Colorado for the first time in the 2013-14 school year. These assessments were developed collaboratively by the Colorado Department of Education; the assessment contractor, Pearson; and Colorado educators.

The following assessments will be administered in Spring of 2014:

  • Elementary: 4th grade social studies and 5th grade science
  • Middle school: 7th grade social studies and 8th grade science

For Fall of 2014:

  • High school: 12th grade science and social studies

 

Available CMAS Testing Resources

  • CMAS Testing Schedules
  • CMAS SAL Training
  • CMAS SAL Checklist
  • CMAS Test Administrator Training
  • CMAS Test Administrator Checklist
  • CMAS Test Administrator Sign-in Sheet
  • CMAS Accommodations Documentation
  • CMAS Do Not Disturb Sign
  • CMAS Overview Document
  • CMAS Security Agreement
  • CMAS Infrastructure Readiness Guide
  • PearsonAccess User Guide
  • PearsonAccess User Roles and Permissions

For CMAS Testing Resources, click HERE

 

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC): English language arts and Math

Colorado is a governing member of a multi-state assessment consortium called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Involvement in this consortium allows the Colorado Department of Education staff, along with staff from the Colorado Department of Higher Education and Colorado educators, to collaborate with individuals from across the U.S. to develop common assessments for English language arts and math.

PARCC is being piloted in select schools and grades for the 2013-2014 school year.  A list of Pilot schools can be found under Resources.

Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, these new computer-based assessments will be administered as follows:

  • English Language Arts: grades 3-11
  • Math: grades 3-8, with three high school assessments

Assessments in each content area will be administered in two components: a performance-based assessment administered after approximately 75 percent of the school year and an end-of-year assessment administered after approximately 90 percent of the school year.

 

Available PARCC Testing Resources

  • PARCC Pilot Calendar
  • PARCC Pilot SAL Training
  • PARCC Pilot SAL Checklist
  • PARCC Pilot Test Administrator Training
  • PARCC Pilot Test Administrator Checklist
  • PARCC CBT Test Administrator Manual
  • PARCC Pilot Test Administrator Sign-in Sheet
  • PARCC Pilot Security Agreement Form
  • PARCC Pilot Do Not Disturb Sign
  • PARCC Pilot Infrastructure Readiness Guide
  • PearsonAccess User Guide
  • PearsonAccess User Roles and Permissions

For PARCC Pilot Testing Resources, click HERE