Prepare your child for CMAS Testing, which begins April 10

CMAS assessments in English language arts, math and science align with the Colorado Academic Standards and measure complex critical thinking and problem solving. 

How will the tests help my child?

The tests allow your child to show what they have been learning and practicing in their classroom, and how well they are connecting with classroom instruction. The results will help you check your child’s progress toward mastering the academic standards’ grade-level expectations.

The results will let you know how well your school is teaching all students, and will provide you and other families in your community with information about how local schools are meeting the needs of all students. 

How will the tests help my child's school or district?

The tests provide critical information to the district and state on how well all students in your child’s school are doing, so the school can be supported. They allow teachers and principals to see any differences between groups of students and make improvements to instruction so that all students can succeed. The results can highlight gaps in achievement, so steps can be taken to ensure all students are supported in making meaningful progress. And the results can help state policymakers and local school boards identify schools that may need more assistance or resources.

As a parent, there are a number of ways that you can support your child before and after taking a standardized test, as well as a number of ways you can support your child's learning habits on a daily basis that will help them be more prepared when it's time to be tested. The night before testing, make sure your child gets a good night's sleep, followed by a nutritious breakfast the morning of the test. 


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