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.