Test scores

Each year, students in grades 3-11 take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) standardized tests, which assess how students are meeting Colorado's academic standards in each subject and grade level.

Students are tested in four core subject areas:

  • Social studies
  • English language arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science.

Students can score in five categories:

  • Exceeded expectations
  • Met expectations 
  • Approached expectations
  • Partially met expectations
  • Did not yet meet expectations

 

PSD Results

Different groups of students are tested each year in each subject and at each grade level, so results comparisons from year to year at each grade level may not provide relevant information.

     

    Testing to Monitoring Student Progress

    PSD uses CMAS along with other testing or assessment tools to monitor student progress throughout the year. Other PSD assessments that measure student progress include Measures of Academic Progress (MAPs), Developmental Reading Assessments (elementary), Scholastic Reading Inventories (grades 6-12) and "common assessments" in several subjects.  Visit the District and State Assessment web page for more information.