Test scores

Tests and student progress

PSD uses the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) standardized tests along with other testing / assessment tools to monitor student progress throughout the year including Measures of Academic Progress (MAPs), Developmental Reading Assessments (elementary), Scholastic Reading Inventories (grades 6-12) and "common assessments" in several subjects. Find the complete list on the District and State Assessment web page.


CMAS standardized tests

Each year, students in grades 3-11 take the Colorado Measures of Academic Success 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.

More information: Research and Evaluation web page