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Preparing Students for Success

DPS strives to understand whether students have mastered grade-level content and are on track to graduate prepared for the 21st century. Assessments inform school and district educators where to improve curriculum, instruction and leadership in order to better serve your child.

Which Assessments Apply To Your Child

ACCESS » ACCESS 2.0 is an annual summative assessment that assesses social and academic English language development in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. CMAS » The Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or CMAS, is the state summative assessment for language arts, math, science and social studies. CoAlt and DLM » The Colorado Alternate Assessments (CoAlt) is a standards-based assessment designed specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities and is meant to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. Illuminate » Illuminate is an online assessment and reporting program where teachers can create, share, and give pre-created assessments. NAEP/TUDA » The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. READ Act » The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) focuses on K-3 literacy development and includes requirements for assessment, individualized READ plans for students reading Significantly Below Grade Level (SBGL), and specifics around parent communication and involvement. TS Gold » TS Gold is an ongoing, observation-based assessment for preschool and kindergarten students. It meets the state requirements of the early readiness assessment in accordance with Colorado’s Achievement Plan for Kids passed in 2008. WIDA Screener » The WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test is an English language proficiency screener test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners (ELLs).
ACCESS » ACCESS 2.0 is an annual summative assessment that assesses social and academic English language development in the areas of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. CoAlt and DLM » The Colorado Alternate Assessments (CoAlt) is a standards-based assessment designed specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities and is meant to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. High School Course Assesments » The high school course assessments are designed to assess how well students are progressing toward proficiency on the Big Ideas taught in the course throughout the school year, and serve as midterms and finals. Illuminate » Illuminate is an online assessment and reporting program where teachers can create, share, and give pre-created assessments. MAP » MAP is an online adaptive test used to measure progress of students in mathematics, reading, and language. NAEP/TUDA » The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can do in subjects such as mathematics, reading, science, and writing. PSAT and SAT » The PSAT and SAT are designed to measure the reading, writing, and math skills important for college and career readiness. READ Act » The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) focuses on K-3 literacy development and includes requirements for assessment, individualized READ plans for students reading Significantly Below Grade Level (SBGL), and specifics around parent communication and involvement. WIDA Screener » The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) focuses on K-3 literacy development and includes requirements for assessment, individualized READ plans for students reading Significantly Below Grade Level (SBGL), and specifics around parent communication and involvement.
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