Colorado students will take modified CMAS exams this spring following federal approval
Lawmakers also are seeking another waiver to pause accountability tied to the tests, whose results could threaten struggling districts
Coronavirus set back Colorado schools already battling to improve student performance
About 150 Colorado schools and four districts are on the state’s accountability clock. Without a pandemic, some administrators believe their schools would have soon met expectations.
How Colorado is changing standardized tests for elementary and middle school students this year — and why
House Bill 1161, which could be signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis as soon as Tuesday, is the result of a compromise between the testing opponents and proponents
Opinion: Colorado’s Teacher of the Year on why we need to put CMAS standardized testing on pause in our schools
While I’m grateful that Colorado legislators introduced a measure to cut back on the number of tests to give students some relief, it doesn’t go far enough.
Colorado plan to scale back CMAS testing moves forward. Kids would test in literacy or math, but not both.
House Bill 1161 minimizes testing for students, teachers, and administrators dealing with the effects of the pandemic.
Colorado districts prepare for CMAS testing amid uncertainty about federal waiver
At least one Colorado district would have to reorganize cohorts into grade-level groups to take the federal assessment. Thousands of students opting for online learning in other districts would have to enter school buildings again.
Colorado parents’ multiple choice on standardized tests: A) The collective good B) sending their kids over the edge
Some say collecting data from the CMAS test is particularly critical after a year of tears, disengagement and online learning
Schools must still give standardized tests this year, Biden administration says
Colorado lawmakers had already introduced a bill directing the state Department of Education to seek a waiver from the feds to get out of CMAS testing.