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It’s time to show what you know!

It’s time to show what you know!


Throughout the month of April, Mapleton will join with school districts throughout Colorado in administering state tests, including Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), PSAT, and SAT.

 Our state’s assessment system is informed by the Colorado Academic Standards, which are expectations of what students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. The assessments address 10 subject areas, including English language arts, math, science and social studies.

 Assessments by grade level and subject:

 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)

  • 3rd - 8th grade – English language arts, math
  • 5th, 8th and 11th grades – Science
  • 4th, 7th, and 11th grades – Social studies

 PSAT

  • 9th and 10th grade

 SAT

  • 11th grade

 

Why do we need statewide assessments?

Assessments provide valuable information about academic performance. Mapleton uses assessment data to identify strengths and areas of improvement for each and every student. Teachers are better able to refine and improve individualized instruction when they know what each student needs to be successful.  

 

How can you help your child show what they know?

  • Find out when your child’s school will be conducting state assessments. Contact the main office of your child’s school for more information about their school’s assessment window.
  • Help your child get a good night of sleep before testing day.
  • Help your child start the day with a healthy breakfast. Free breakfast is available to all Mapleton students at all schools. For times and menus, visit www.mapleton.us
  • Help your child arrive to school on time and ready to show what they know!

 

Visit the Colorado Department of Education website to learn more about assessments, https://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/factsheetsandfaqs-assessment#faq