State Testing Information

State testing for Caprock for 2021

Dear Parents,

It’s that time of year again for Colorado State testing with CMAS (Colorado Measures for Academic Success) tests for 3rd through 8th graders along with PSAT testing for 9th-10th graders and SAT testing for 11th graders. 

On March 26th the Colorado State Legislature has reduced the testing requirements due to COVID-19.  See table below for specific tests. We will be testing on April 13th, 14th, 15th in the morning starting at 8:00.  Additionally 8th grade will take the Science test at 12:30 on those days.

Grade

April 13

April 14

April 15

3rd

CMAS Reading/Writing

CMAS Reading/Writing

CMAS Reading/Writing

4th

CMAS Math

CMAS Math

CMAS Math

5th

CMAS Reading/Writing

CMAS Reading/Writing

CMAS Reading/Writing

6th

CMAS Math

CMAS Math

CMAS Math

7th

CMAS Reading/Writing

CMAS Reading/Writing

CMAS Reading/Writing

8th

CMAS Math/ CMAS Science

CMAS Math/ CMAS Science

CMAS Math/ CMAS Science

9th

PSAT 8/9

 

 

10th

PSAT 10

 

 

11th

SAT

 

 

Families have the option for their student/s to take both the Math and Reading/Writing tests. This gives families a better view of their students’ performance when results come out next fall.  Caprock Academy also benefits from having as much assessment data as possible.  If you desire to have your student/s take both tests, please email Ron Phillips by Friday, April 2nd with your name and the names of the students you want to opt-in for testing. These additional tests will be given on April 20th, 21st and 22nd.

We are required to have students make up any tests they missed.  Makeups are time consuming and cause students to miss other class activities. Please try not to schedule doctor’s appointments, etc. for these days if possible. 

To help your child get ready for testing:

*Please make sure they get enough sleep.

*Please make sure they eat a healthy breakfast and pack a healthy lunch.

*Please make sure they come to school on time and stay for the whole day.

 

Your children are all very bright, capable, and well prepared for the challenges they will face throughout their lives. Thank you so much for all of your support and hard work.

If you have any questions concerning the testing schedule, etc. please feel free to contact Ron Phillips, Director of Data and Assessment by replying to this email, or Andrew Collins, Head of School, at 970-243-1771.

Sincerely,

Ron Phillips

Director of Data and Assessment

r.phillips@caprockacademy.org