Secondary State Assessments

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. 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.  Each school will communicate its testing schedule on or before March 1, 2021.


State Testing Information

This year, TCA seventh and eighth-grade students will be taking the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests. Additionally, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be taking the PSAT-8/9, the PSAT-10, the SAT-11, and the CMAS Science-11 assessments. 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.

2020-21 Spring  State Testing Information:
7th grade:  CMAS English Language Arts Monday, April 12, 2021-Monday, April 26, 2021
7th grade:  CMAS Math-testing through opt-in only
8th grade:  CMAS Science/Math Monday, April 12, 2021-Monday, April 26, 2021
8th grade:  CMAS ELA-testing through opt-in only

9th grade:  PSAT 8/9  Tuesday, April 13, 2021
10th grade:  PSAT 10 Tuesday, April 13, 2021
11th grade:  SAT Tuesday, April 13, 2021
11th grade:  CMAS Science
Thursday, April 15, 2021-Cancelled for 2020-21 school year

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our School Assessment Coordinator:
Dana Cutts
719-488-6452
dcutts@asd20.org