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COLORADO'S ASSESSMENT WAIVER

On March 26, 2021 the U.S. Department of Education approved Colorado’s plan to reduce the amount of required assessments for Spring 2021 due to the unique circumstances schools and districts are facing as a result of the pandemic.


Under the approved plan, districts are required to administer some of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and Colorado alternate (CoAlt) assessments, while other assessments will become optional or will be suspended. Grade 8 Science, PSAT 9 and 10, as well as the SAT for grade 11 will be administered as previously scheduled. 


The table below summarizes the state assessment requirements for Spring 2021:


Spring 2021 State Assessments

Required 

Optional

(2021 Only)

Suspended

(2021 Only)

Grade 3

(CMAS and CoAlt)

English Language Arts

Math


Grade 4

(CMAS and CoAlt)

Math

English Language Arts

Social Studies

Grade 5

(CMAS and CoAlt)

English Language Arts

Math


Science

Grade 6

(CMAS and CoAlt)

Math

English Language Arts


Grade 7

(CMAS and CoAlt)

English Language Arts


Math

Social Studies

Grade 8

(CMAS and CoAlt)

Math

Science

English Language Arts


Grade 9

(PSAT and CoAlt)

PSAT 9


CoAlt ELA & Math



Grade 10

(PSAT and CoAlt)

PSAT 10


CoAlt ELA & Math



Grade 11

(SAT and CoAlt)

SAT


CoAlt ELA, Math & Science


CMAS Science

 

The reduced assessment requirements are for this spring only. Parents and caregivers who want to know how their children are progressing in both English language arts and math may have their children take both tests. Schools will notify families about how students may take assessments in both subject areas.


CMAS TEST INFORMATION

Jeffco's Spring 2021 CMAS test window is March 22 - May 14. Each school tailors this window to meet the unique needs of their students and community. Please contact your student's school for specific test dates and other CMAS information.

Schools will reach out to families of remote learners to share testing information and confirm individual testing decisions for this spring.

Families have a right to refuse participation in state assessments for their students.  Please contact your child’s school If you have questions about test refusals or the test refusal process.

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