3rd-5th Grade CMAS Testing — April 2023

Posted March 22, 2023

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Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be participating in our annual Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) testing in April 2023. CMAS measures student proficiency on the Colorado Academic Standards. These standards provide clear and consistent guidelines on what students should know and be able to do at the end of the year, across grade levels and subject areas. These assessment results are intended to provide one measure of your child’s academic progress.

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will each take math and literacy tests. Our 5th graders will also complete additional science testing. 

  • CMAS Literacy Testing (3rd-5th grade): Tuesday, April 11 to Thursday, April 13
  • CMAS Math Testing (3rd-5th grade): Tuesday, April 18 to Thursday, April 20 
  • CMAS Science Testing (5th grade only): Monday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 26 
  • Please see our full CMAS calendar here!

During our CMAS testing window, please help your child succeed!

  • Schedule appointments and other absences on non-testing days. Research shows that students who are separated for make-up testing tend not to perform as well as their peers.
  • Ensure your child gets a good night’s sleep and a nutritious breakfast on testing days. 
  • Arrive at school on time (7:30am) on testing days. This ensures that your child can test with their class during our regular testing sessions rather than our make-up sessions.
  • Reassure your child that test scores are only one indicator of their progress.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact our CMAS coordinator, Mrs. Courtney Waring at (720) 424-5600 or Courtney_Waring@dpsk12.org.