CMAS Testing Begins April 2, 2019
CMAS Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
What is CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success)?
The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are the state’s common measurement of students’ progress at the end of the school year in English language arts, math, science and social studies.
Students in grades three through eight take the CMAS tests in math and English language arts. Students in fifth, eighth and 11th grade take the CMAS science assessments. A sampling of students in grades four, seven and 11 in about one-third of schools take the CMAS assessments in social studies.
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CMAS Testing Schedule
We have designated our testing days on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the testing window. Our testing will happen from April 2nd to April 18th.
3rd Grade tests on April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11. Their testing time is from 8:20 - 10:00 a.m.
4th Grade tests on April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11. Their testing time is from 12:35 - 2:35 p.m.
5th Grade tests on April 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18. Their testing time is from 10:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Reminder about Appointments during CMAS Testing
Breakfast and Snacks
We will also be providing a small snack to our 5th grade students just prior to their testing session at 10:05 a.m. We want to be sure they are focused on doing their best on the test.
How you can help your child on test days!
Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a healthy breakfast
Many teachers report that students who don't do well on tests haven't gotten enough sleep, and haven't eaten breakfast on the morning of the test. Doing both of these things will ensure that your child is working at full capacity.
Staying calm will help your child stay calm. If he/she gets nervous about the test or is likely to experience anxiety during the test, help him/her practice some relaxation techniques that he/she can try once he's/she's taking the test.
Help your child get to school on time each day of the test. Since many times, testing begins at the beginning of the day, it is important your child arrive on time. Once testing sessions have begun, your child will not be able to join their class until after testing is over. This means that they will have to make up that testing session at a later time.