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    For more information about each assessment, click on the test name below to bring you to the Backyard (CCSD employees only)

    ACCESS
    Grade:  Kindergarten-12 (English Language Learners)
    Testing Window:  January 10-February 11, 2022
    Purpose:  Assesses English language proficiency in listening, reading, speaking and writing

     

    ACT WorkKeys
    Grade:  11, 12
    Testing Window:  October 13, 2021 (Grade 12 only), January 7-January 14, 2022 (Grade 12 only), April 11-15, 2022, May 3-May 17, 2022
    Purpose:  As needed for Graduation Guideline Requirements or for students who score at the Bronze Level (3), to earn the ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate.

      

    Alternate CMAS CoAlt
    Grade:  4-8 and 11
    Testing Window:  April 11-29, 2022
    Purpose:  Provide a performance level at which students with significant cognitive disabilities meet the Colorado Academic Standards in Science and Social Studies.

     

    Alternate DLM/Kite
    Grade:  3-11
    Testing Window:  April 11-29, 2022
    Purpose:  Alternate for CMAS, PSAT/SAT and will provide a common measure of academic achievement for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

     

    CMAS
    Grade:  3-8 and 11
    Testing Window:  April 11-29, 2022
    Purpose:  Provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, teachers, parents and the community on how students are progressing academically.

     

    CogAT
    Grade:  2 and 6
    Testing Window:  September 13-November 5, 2021
    Purpose:  Part of a Body of Evidence (BOE) to determine if students qualify for Gifted & Talented Services

     

    FASTBridge
    Grade:  Kindergarten-9
    Testing Window:  Beginning of Year:  K (August 30-October 29, 2021), 1-9 (August 30-October 1, 2021)     Mid-Year:  November 29, 2021-February 4, 2022     End of Year:  April 4-May 6, 2022
    Purpose:  To effectively track progress towards CCSD's priority of instructional excellence.  The beginning of year assessment also fulfills the Colorado READ Act requirements for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.  

     

    Iowa
    Grade:  2 and 6
    Testing Window:  October 11-November 30, 2021
    Purpose:  Part of a Body of Evidence (BOE) to determine if students qualify for Gifted & Talented Services.  For students who score 90% or higher on the CogAT.  These assessments measure achievement in several important content areas including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

     

    i-Ready
    Grade:  Kindergarten-3
    Testing Window:  Kindergarten: After FASTBridge Screener-November 30, 2021 and Grades 1-3:  After FASTBridge Screener-November 15, 2021
    Purpose:  Reading Only.  For Kindergarten-3rd grade students who score below the SRD (significant reading deficiency) cut score on the FASTBridge Screener.

     

    IRLA
    Grade:  Kindergarten-5
    Testing Window:  August 17-September 10, 2021
    Purpose:  Reading assessment.

     

    Kindergarten Readiness
    Grade:  Kindergarten
    Testing Window:  August 16-November 16, 2021
    Purpose:  Used by Kindergarten teachers to determine what their students know, what they can do and how that relates to important objectives for development and learning.

     

    LSA
    Grade:  Kindergarten
    Testing Window:  August 17-27, 2021
    Purpose:  Basic Kindergarten foundational literacy skills.  Used to benchmark student's knowledge and progress throughout the year.

     

    PSAT/CoPSAT (Colorado PSAT)
    Grade:  9 and 10
    Testing Window:  April 13-15, 2022 and makeups April 26-28, 2022 (District Choice for Primary and Makeup Test Date)
    Purpose:  Determine post secondary readiness.

     

    SAT/CoSAT (Colorado SAT)
    Grade:  11
    Testing Window:  April 13, 2022 and makeup on April 26, 2022
    Purpose:  Determine post secondary readiness.

Last Modified on January 6, 2022