Assessment Information and Downloads



What to Expect for the 2018-19 School Year
Basic information about the Colorado Academic Standards and aligned assessments in English language arts, math, science and social studies.

2018-19 At-a-Glance
Use this for a quick at-a-glance reminder of what tests students will take and when the tests will be given for the 2017-18 school year.

The Role of State Assessments in Increasing Academic Achievement
Use this two-page document to help you understand the purpose and value of state assessments.

How to Use the Test Results to Support Your Student
This one-page document provides parents with basic background information and simple ideas for using the test results to support their student’s academic success.

Introducing the PSAT and SAT in Colorado
Information on why the Colorado Department of Education made the decision to switch from the ACT to the SAT.

Participation and Parent Excusal
State law allows parents to excuse their child from state assessments.