State Schools Assessment Score/Growth
2017 State Assessment Score/Growth Release
Results returned faster, participation improves across grades
DENVER – Overall school-, district- and state-level results from the 2017 administration of statewide assessments were released today along with academic growth summary information, showing areas of improvement throughout the state and increases in participation.
Results for all 178 school districts and approximately 1,800 schools can be found on CDE’s website. To protect the privacy of students, results are not included for tests in which a school or district had 16 or fewer students who tested. In some cases, performance data were also suppressed within specific levels to protect student privacy. (For growth, results are not reported with fewer than 20 students).
Approximately 550,000 students were assessed last spring from third through 11th grade. Specifically, third- through ninth-graders took Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments in English language arts and math. Fifth-, eighth- and 11th-graders took CMAS science assessments. And fourth- and seventh-graders from sampled schools took CMAS social studies assessments.
Tenth-graders for the second year took the PSAT 10 and 11th-graders for the first time took the SAT as the state’s college entrance exam. The state tests are aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards and are the only common academic measurement for all students in Colorado.
Colorado Education Commissioner Katy Anthes praised the hard work being done by students, teachers and administrators across Colorado but noted the achievement of historically underserved groups of students continues to lag.
“We are pleased to see performance improvements by so many students across Colorado, and we know this only comes after a lot of hard work and dedication from educators, parents and students,” Anthes said. “At the same time, our focus on our historically disadvantaged students must remain a top priority. In too many cases, those groups are not showing gains at a pace that will allow them to catch up, so CDE will increase our focus on providing support to our districts and schools to help them with this challenge in the next few years.”