State Mandated Testing

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2020 Testing UPDATE 

Spring 2020 CMAS and CoAlt Cancellation: 

Administration of The CMAS (all content areas) and CoAlt (science & social studies) assessments have been paused for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to extensive school closures throughout Colorado to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

School Day Administration of PSAT/SAT:

CDE and the College Board will continue working with vendors to determine plausible contingency plans and additional guidance and information will be provided as it becomes available. SAT Testing (From College Board)

We know students are anxious about how the coronavirus crisis will affect their college application process, including taking the SAT. We’re committed to being flexible and innovative to give all students opportunities to test as soon as the situation allows. We’ll share more details as soon as possible, but right now we can tell you the following:

  • Currently, the next SAT is scheduled for the first weekend of June. We’re working with test centers and we’ll decide whether we can safely hold that administration as soon as it’s feasible, given the evolving public health situation.

  • We’ll add U.S. and international test administrations in response to canceled administrations. We’ll be flexible in making the SAT available in school and out of school as soon as the public health situation allows. We’re looking at a range of creative solutions to address increased demand and are in direct conversations with states and districts about School Day administrations. Throughout, we’ll continue to place a special focus on students with fee waivers and those with accommodations


19/20 Assessment Information will be available in the fall of 2019.  

19/20 DCSD Assessment Schedule

19/20 eDCSD Assessment Schedule

HB-15-1323

Board Policy- State Mandated Assessments

18/19 State Assessment Excusal Form Walkthrough Parent/Guardian

Opt-outs will open up on November 1, 2018.  If you plan on opting your student out of testing, please complete the excusal process during this time frame.

If you are a parent/guardian requesting a paper version of the assessment, please email Janda Bliek at 
jjbliek@dcsdk12.org

All Summit juniors at eDCSD will take the CMAS Science Test on April 15th and the Colorado School Day SAT on April 14th. Please refer to the Parent Resources listed below regarding questions for testing. 

Juniors will also have the option to opt into the Essay portion of the test. Adding the essay to their SAT registration is a student choice. See the information below.

Important information for Juniors regarding the April 14 School Day SAT:

Students are automatically registered for the SAT by the Colorado Department of Education and families do NOT need to sign up for the April 14th test.

Students must register in advance to take the optional SAT Essay.

The essay registration window is from January 20 – February 18, 2020. This will be the only opportunity for students who wish to take the optional essay to add it to their April school day test registration.

Students may add the essay to their registration through their online College Board account or by calling the College Board during the window. The attached flier will walk them through the steps to add the essay.

The essay may be required by some colleges and universities. To find out a particular school’s essay policies go to: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/college-essay-policies

The SAT Essay is scored separately from the SAT. A student’s score on the essay will not improve or reduce their score on the SAT.

Student Resources:

College Board Account set up

SAT Practice Tests

KHAN Academy website

CollegeBoard website