Assessment and Testing

 ASSESSMENT AND TESTING

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Assessment of student's skills is a critical part of the teaching-learning cycle at Rockrimmon.  Teachers use informal observation, teacher-made tests and a variety of formal tests to identify what students know and what they need to learn next.  Benchmark tests are administered three times yearly to ensure that students are on track to achieve end of year goals in reading, writing, and math.


The CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) is designed to measure student's mastery of academic content standards for fourth graders in social studies and fifth graders in science.  This test is administered in the spring.


All Colorado students who attend public schools are assessed in English Language Arts and Mathematics using the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (often referred to as "PARCC", which is produced by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).  The testing calendar is published each year on the ASD20 website and on the Rockrimmon website.


Attendance during Rockrimmon's benchmark and state testing windows is important for all students. Please note the calendar of assessment dates on the front page of the Rockrimmon website, in teachers' newsletters, or by 20Alerts via email and plan ahead to avoid vacations and appointments during scheduled testing sessions.