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Testing Information 2022-23

Colorado ACCESS for ELLs – 2022-23

*Testing Window:  January 9-- February 10, 2023

*Mandated by:    This test is mandated by the State of Colorado per Federal Statute.  It is for all English Language Learners who have NOT demonstrated that they are Fully English Proficient.  No opt out is available.

*Tests & Time Required:  There are 4 domains that are tested.  Times vary due to grade level and proficiency of the student.

               Listening--20-50 minutes

               Reading---45-50 minutes

               Writing--25-75 minutes

                Speaking--15-35 minutes

*Purpose:  Results provide parents with a shared state-wide indicator of individual student mastery of end-of-year standards, including areas of relative strength and weakness.  Individual results can be compared against the school, district, and state.

Results provide schools and districts with a piece of data that may be used as prompt for further investigation at the student, classroom, school, and district level.   They support schools and districts in reviewing and developing goals for the performance of their students, and they may indicate that a review of programs, curricula, materials and/or scope and sequence may be appropriate. 

 

 

State Academic Testing – 2022-23

*Testing Window:   

CMAS--April 10 – April 28, 2023

PSAT 9 & 10—April 12 – April 14, 2023

SAT—April 12, 2023

*Mandated by:   These assessments are mandated by the State of Colorado per Federal Statute.  Parental opt-out is available.  See your school administration for details.

*Tests & Time Required: Times may vary depending on Grade Level.

CMAS

Math—Grades 3-8—3 hours 15 minutes

English Language Arts—Grade 3-8—4 hours 30 minutes – 5 hours 30 minutes

Science—Grade3, Grade 8, Grade 11—4 hours

PSAT 9 & PSAT 10

Grade 9—2 hours 35 minutes

Grade 10—2 hours 55 minutes

SAT

Grade 11—3 hours 15 minutes

*Purpose:  Results provide parents with a shared state-wide indicator of individual student mastery of end-of-year standards, including areas of relative strength and weakness.  Individual results can be compared against the school, district, and state.

Results provide schools and districts with a piece of data that may be used as prompt for further investigation at the student, classroom, school, and district level.   They support schools and districts in reviewing and developing goals for the performance of their students, and they may indicate that a review of programs, curricula, materials and/or scope and sequence may be appropriate.  SAT scores may also be used to satisfy a district’s graduation requirements.