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CMAS: Colorado Measures of Academic Success: Science & Social Studies


Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS): Science and Social Studies is Colorado's standards-based assessment designed to measure the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS) in the content areas of science and social studies. They are collaboratively developed by the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado educator community, and Colorado's science and social studies assessment contractor. The data should be used to keep abreast of individual student, school, and district progress toward attaining higher student achievement levels.

All public school students enrolled in Colorado are required by state law to take a standards-based summative assessment each year in the specified content areas and grade levels. Students in grades 4 and 7 will take the CMAS: Social studies assessment. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will take the CMAS: Science assessment. Students are required to be tested at the grade level in which they are enrolled by the district. A very small number of students with significant cognitive disabilities may take the Colorado Alternate Assessment (CoAlt) based on the Extended Evidence Outcomes (EEOs) of the CAS.

2016 - 2017 (CMAS) Science & Social Studies Testing Windows
High School Science - Grade 11
April 10 - 28