Colorado’s annual standardized tests known as Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) will happen April 8th through 26th, 2019.Third through eighth grade students take assessments in English language arts and mathematics. Fifth grade and eighth grade students take the state science assessment. Your child's class teacher will also be highlighting testing dates/times in their emails.
As parents, you play an important a role in supporting your student's success during testing season! The children are excited to try to do their best work. Please be sure to keep in mind your child’s testing schedule and pay particular attention to these things during that time:
Positive language and an encouraging attitude toward testing
Ensure your child get a good night’s sleep
Ensure your child has a hearty breakfast and a substantial snack and lunch
Plan for more rest, play, and free time after school
Your child's class teacher will also be highlighting testing dates/times in their emails.
Participation in these state and federally required assessments is critical to our continued operation. Additionally, results provide valuable information. Results are used to track student growth in language arts, math, and science, helping teachers plan future instruction and goals for your child’s learning.
CMAS tests at Mountain Sage Community School are administered using a combination of paper/pencil and digital formats. Our goal is to help students have a positive experience while they strive to do their best.
Thank you for your support of our school community and academic program. Please feel free to contact our School Assessment Coordinator, Stephanie Powers, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.