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Assessment2018-19 DatesContent and Grade Level(s) AssessedAssessment PurposeLength of TestRequired by:
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DIBELS Next® (Beginning of Year)Aug. 16 - Aug. 31Reading, Grades K - 3Measures reading proficiency at each grade levelThree to eight minutes for each session. Varies by grade level and time of year.State (READ Act)
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EnVisions® (Beginning of Year)Aug. 16 - Aug. 31Math Benchmark Grades K - 6Measures mathematic proficiency at each grade levelThirty to fifty minutes, varies by grade levelCMSD 12
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Reading Streets® (Beginning of Year)Aug. 16 - Aug. 31Reading Benchmark Grades K - 6Measures reading proficiency at each grade levelThirty to fifty minutes, varies by grade levelCMSD 12
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Scantron® Aug. 16 - Sept. 28Reading and math, Grades 2 - 9Measures academic progress over time for students in reading and math Unlimited, average test time is under sixty minutes for each content area.CMSD 12
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School ReadinessAug. 27 - Oct. 30Academic, physical, and social emotional Readiness, Kindergarten Measures readiness, strengths and needs in developmental and academic domains to assist in providing strong learning plans for each childVaries, data is collected once a year.State (School Readiness)
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DIBELS Next® (Middle of Year)Dec. 10 - Dec. 21Reading, Grades K - 3Measures reading proficiency at each grade levelThree to eight minutes for each session. Varies by grade level and time of year.State (READ Act)
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Scantron® Jan. 9 - Feb. 1Reading and math, Grades 2 - 9 Measures academic progress over time for students in reading and math Unlimited, average test time is under sixty minutes for each content area.CMSD 12
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ACCESS for ELLs®Jan. 14 - Feb. 15Reading, listening, writing, speaking (English language learners) Grades K - 12 Monitors student progress in English language proficiency on a yearly basis and measures when English learners have attained language proficiencyTest is administered individually. Average test time is 45 minutes for each of the 4 testing sections.State
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Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) Mar. 18 - Apr. 26English language arts,math, science & social studies Grades 3 - 8 Measures what students know and can demonstrate per the Colorado Academic StandardsFifty five - eighty minutes per session. Three sessions for each content.State
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Dynamic Learning Map: Alternative AssessmentsMar. 18 - Apr. 26English language arts & math Grades 3 - 8 Measures what students know and can demonstrate per the Colorado Academic Standards. This assessment is for students who require extended evidence outcomes often presented by alternate curriculum and alternate assessments.Varies by student ability level. Each content averages seven testlets and each testlet is five to fifteen minutes in length.State
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Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) / Alternative CoALTMar. 18 - Apr. 26Science, Grades 5 and 8; social studies, Grades 4 and 7Measures achievement per the Colorado Academic Standards for all students and students who qualify for alternative assessments in science and social studiesSixty minutes per session. Three sessions for each content (social studies will be tested on a rotating basis every three years).State
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College Readiness Assessment (SAT)Apr. 9English language arts, math, science, writing, Grade 11Measures college readiness as defined by both the Colorado Academic Standards and college entrance requirements.Two hours and fifty-five minutes testing time (plus an additional thirty minutes if the writing component is administered).State
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College Readiness Assessment (PSAT 9)Apr. 10English language arts, math, science, writing, Grade 9Measures college readiness as defined by both the Colorado Academic Standards and college entrance requirements.Two hours and fifty-five minutes testing time (plus an additional thirty minutes if the writing component is administered).State
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College Readiness Assessment (PSAT 10)Apr. 11English language arts, math, science, writing, Grade 10Measures college readiness as defined by both the Colorado Academic Standards and college entrance requirements.Two hours and fifty-five minutes testing time (plus an additional thirty minutes if the writing component is administered).State
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DIBELS Next® (End of Year)Apr. 22 - May 3Reading, Grades K - 3Measures reading proficiency at each grade levelThree to eight minutes for each session. Varies by grade level and time of year.State (READ)
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Scantron® Apr. 15 - May 10Reading and math, Grades 2 - 9Measures academic progress over time for students in reading and mathUnlimited, average test time is under sixty minutes for each content area.CMSD 12
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Cognitive Abilities Test® (CogAT)May 1 - May 8Verbal, nonverbal , and quantitative abilities, Grades 2 and 6Measures reasoning and problem solving in three domain areas. This is a universal screening tool used as part of the body of evidence for gifted identification Thirty minutes for each session.State (GT)
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EnVisions® (End of Year)May 6 - May 17Math Benchmark Grades K - 6Measures mathematic proficiency at each grade levelThirty to fifty minutes, varies by grade levelCMSD 12
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Reading Streets® (End of Year)May 6 - May 17Reading Benchmark Grades K - 6Measures reading proficiency at each grade levelThirty to fifty minutes, varies by grade levelCMSD 12
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