High School Course Assessments

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. The test results will also provide detailed information to assist school staff in meeting the instructional needs of their students. All of the tests are created and reviewed by DPS teachers, facilitators, and central office staff.

General Assessment Resources

Opting Out of Assessments

Parents who wish to excuse their student from participation in one or more of the state assessments may do so by filling out the district’s parent opt-out application.  The application is available to parents through the Parent Portal through the end of February.  Parents are encouraged to discuss the process with their school principal.


Please reach out to your school or the Family and Community helpline: 720.423.3054