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CMAS Results Released by Colorado Department of Education

DOUGLAS COUNTY - The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) today released the latest round of results from the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments. Today’s results include tests administered in English language arts and math, which are aligned with Colorado Academic Standards.

The English language arts assessment includes a reading and writing component given to students in grades three through nine. The math assessment also includes students in grades three through nine, as well as students in Algebra I and II, Geometry and Integrated Math I-III.

CDE Interim Commissioner Katy Anthes emphasized in a news release today that the tests are just one measure of a student’s academic achievement.

“The complete picture of a student’s academic progress comes from looking at the child’s whole school experience, and that includes test scores, classroom grades and teacher feedback,” said Anthes.

Participation can also impact test results.

“The general trend over time is that participation rates go down as students get older,” said Matt Reynolds, DCSD Chief System Performance Officer. “When looking at high school results, for example, we must take participation rates into account.”

The one exception is the ACT test, where DCSD has typically had very high participation rates. The state is transitioning to the SAT test this spring.

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September 1, 2016 | By CSilberman | Category: Assessment and System Performance

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Last month, the Board of Education passed a resolution tasking the Superintendent to convene a task force inclusive of members of the general public and staff members. This task force will develop a survey for parents of students eligible for special education services and a survey for staff members who serve students eligible for special education services.

Board members sitting at the dais

CASTLE ROCK - On February 6, the Douglas County School District (DCSD) Board of Education confirmed its commitment to begin the process of seeking approval from voters for additional local funding.

“Our children need a bond and mill levy override (MLO) to be passed in 2018, beyond any doubt,” said DCSD Board of Education President David Ray. “We want to move forward immediately with the necessary processes and collaboration with our community in order to finalize a formal funding package.”

Eleven Douglas County School District schools have been named recipients of the 2017 John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards. The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.