CMAS testing begins March 28th and continues through the first few weeks of April. For a detailed schedules, see the links below.
CMAS scores indicate the degree to which students have mastered the expectations of the Colorado Academic Standards and provide one measure of a student’s academic progress. This helps students and teachers measure academic growth, helps administrators determine the effectiveness of a program, offers a progress point for course placement, and more.
At Lesher, we believe this is a low-stake opportunity for students to practice taking a standardized test, something that will prepare them for future tests such as the SAT, ACT, and more. And while some students may feel anxious about testing, to dispel this myth, this test is an achievement test and helps us measure and celebrate our students’ academic growth in Language Arts, Math, and Science. This is a small data point on our students and does not measure the other important skills they may possess and be proud of; such as work ethic, curiosity, people skills, creativity, collaboration skills, and other talents. Still, this is one of the final data points we use to place students in the correct courses the following year.
Lesher has historically done very well on their CMAS tests*, and we have no doubt that our students will carry out this tradition of strong academics and participation. However, if you wish to opt your student out, please follow this link for directions of how to opt out through ParentVue. Doing the opt-out process as soon as possible will help us with grouping and proctoring assignments. For more information about excusing students, head to the district website located here.
* Lesher’s Performance Framework for scores and participation: https://www.cde.state.co.us/schoolview/frameworks/official/1550/5068
Calendars and Schedules: