Standardized test results released

Standardized test results released
Posted on 08/31/2021
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Grand Junction, CO - State and district results of 2021 Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, testing are now available on the Colorado Department of Education website (click here). These are the first CMAS results in two years; CMAS testing was paused in spring 2020 as many students statewide were in remote learning when testing was scheduled to take place.


While individual CMAS test results offer helpful information for teachers crafting instruction to meet individual student needs, cumulative test results should be read with care. Fewer students took CMAS tests in 2021 than in 2019, either because they were online (CMAS must be taken in person) or because a test that used to be required in their grade was not required in 2021.


CMAS is a state assessment program that tests students in grades 3-8 in math and English Language Arts. In 2021, the state allowed schools to choose whether to administer both the CMAS English Language Arts and math tests in each grade 3-8 or to offer the English Language Arts test to grades 3, 5, and 7 and the math test to grades 4, 6, and 8. While many D51 schools offered both tests in all grades 3-8 anyway, five did not (Broadway Elementary, Grand Mesa Middle, Orchard Ave. Elementary, Pomona Elementary, and Redlands Middle), and parents could opt their child out of either test.


Also this spring, Colorado eighth-graders took the CMAS science test, ninth- and tenth-graders took the PSAT exam, and high school juniors took the SAT exam in spring 2021. PSAT and SAT results can be viewed at www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/sat-psat-data.
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