Secondary State Assessments

  • The Role of State Assessments


    Colorado has a series of educational standards known as the Colorado Academic Standards that outline academic objectives for students in every grade across 10 content areas. The standards are designed to ensure students are prepared to succeed in their path of choice upon high school graduation. Colorado has implemented a set of common assessments known as the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) and PSAT/SAT. The Classical Academy publishes the assessment calendar each fall based on the CDE guidelines.  Each school will communicate its testing schedule on or before March 1, 2022.

    State Testing Information
    This year, TCA seventh and eighth-grade students will be taking the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests. Additionally, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be taking the PSAT-8/9, the PSAT-10, the SAT-11, and the CMAS Science-11 assessments. Our commitment is to minimize the impact testing has on the learning environment while still striving to collect the most helpful student achievement and growth data possible.

    2021-22 Spring  State Testing Information:

    • 7th grade:  CMAS English Language Arts/Math, Apr. 11-April 22
    • 8th grade:  CMAS English Language Arts/Math/Science, Apr. 11-April 22


    Monday April,11, 2022 7:45-9:20 am
    7th &8th grade CMAS Math 1
    Tuesday April,12, 2022 7:45-9:20 am
    7th &8th grade CMAS Math 2
    Wednesday April,13, 2022 7:45-9:20 am
    7th &8th grade CMAS Math 3

    Thursday April 14, 2022 7:45-9:50 am
    7th &8th grade CMAS ELA 1
    Monday April 18, 2022 7:45-9:50 am
    7th &8th grade CMAS ELA 2
    Tuesday April 19, 2022 7:45-9:50 am
    7th &8th grade CMAS ELA 3

    Wednesday April 20, 2022 7:45-9:20 am
    8th grade CMAS Science 1
    Thursday April 21, 2022 7:45-9:20 am
    8th grade CMAS Science 2
    Friday April 22, 2022 7:45-9:20 am
    8th grade CMAS Science 3

    11th grade:  CMAS Science Tuesday, April 12, 2022 7:45am-11:00am
    Tuesday, April 12, 2022 All grades 9th-12th attend school from 11:30-3:00pm
    9th grade:  PSAT 8/9 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 7:45am--11:45am
    10th grade:  PSAT 10 Wednesday, April 13, 2022 7:45am--11:45am
    11th grade:  SAT Wednesday, April 13, 2022 7:45am--12:30pm, 1:00pm (SAT w/essay)

    Colorado State Testing Resources:
    http://www.cde.state.co.us/assessment/sat-psat

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact our School Assessment Coordinator:
    Dana Cutts
    719-488-6371
    dcutts@asd20.org