Secondary State Assessments

State Testing Information
This year, freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be participating in state testing, taking the PSAT-8/9, the PSAT-10, and the SAT-11 and CMAS Science-11, respectively. Our commitment is to minimize the impact testing has on the learning environment while still striving to collect the most helpful student achievement and growth data possible.

The Role of State Assessments
Colorado has a series of educational standards known as the Colorado Academic Standards that outline academic objectives for students in every grade across 10 content areas. Fully implemented in the 2013-14 school year, the standards are designed to ensure students are prepared to succeed in their path of choice upon high school graduation. Colorado has implemented a set of common assessments known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and PSAT/SAT. The Classical Academy publishes the assessment calendar each fall based on the CDE guidelines.  The 2019-2020 state assessments will be administered in April 2020.  Each school will communicate their testing schedule on or before March 1, 2020.

2019-2020 Testing Dates:
7th grade:  CMAS Social Studies/English Language Arts/Math April 6, 2020-April 16, 2020
8th grade:  CMAS Science/Engligh Language Arts/Math April 6, 2020-April 16, 2020

9th grade:  PSAT 8/9 Tuesday, April 14, 2020
10th grade:  PSAT 10 Tuesday, April 14, 2020
11th grade:  SAT Tuesday, April 14, 2020
11th grade:  CMAS Science Thursday, April 16, 2020

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our School Assessment Coordinator:
Dana Cutts
719-488-6452

dcutts@asd20.org