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Colorado State Testing 2019 -2020


-Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS): Science, Social Studies, Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA)

-Colorado Spanish Language Arts (CSLA)

-Colorado Alternate Assessment (CoAlt): Science and Social Studies

CMAS is a mix of questions developed by Colorado and by PARCC/New Meridian.

The Colorado Alternate Assessments (CoAlt) is administered to students with significant cognitive disabilities who are instructed and assessed on alternate achievement standards. .

English Language Proficiency Assessments Colorado uses WIDA English language proficiency assessments.

"...Spring 2020 Colorado State Assessment Windows Colorado's state testing window for all spring 2020 CMAS and alternate assessments will be April 6th through April 24th. The three-week window will allow districts with the ability to have single groups for CMAS test units to complete all CMAS and alternate science, social studies, math, and English language arts (ELA) testing while also allowing schools to test as close to the end of the school year as possible. Schools administering only paper-based tests must complete testing during this three week window, with the exception of students taking the paper-based form as an accommodation in a school taking the assessments online..." see source and read more.

Spring 2020 Colorado State Assessment Tentative Windows-- Tentative Calendar of all Tests


Measures of Academic Success Student Practice Resources

"...The sample items available in each resource provide students with an opportunity to become familiar with the format and functionality of questions that appear on the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments. .." --

Provided by {Pearson)... These sample questions for grades 4 and 7 for Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Language Arts/Literacy -- See Sample Tests.

All students can login and practice questions online simply by providing a guest login name.

Previous Assessment Released Items

CSAP / TCAP - Released Items 

Released items offer insight into the format of the CSAP test items only. For content of the assessment, refer to the Colorado Model Content Standards and/or the Assessment Frameworks.

2001-2010 Reading, Writing, Math and Science Grades 3-10

CoAlt - Science and Social Studies Items Released Items



Home Page for Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Unit of Student Assessment Home Page


TIMSS Online Tests for grades 3 and 4, 7 and 8 and grades 11 and 12.

Tests are for Math and Science. 

An advanced Math Grade 12 is also available that requires knowledge of some calculus.


Gifted and Talented -- Math and Science

Accelerated Activities in Math and Science