The Colorado Department of Education

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The Colorado Alternate Assessments (CoAlt) is a standards-based assessment designed specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities and is meant to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community.

Important Announcements

Now recruiting Educators for CoAlt Test Revision activities.

Fall administration training dates are available.

Frequently Requested Documents/Pages

Assessment Windows

11th Grade Alternate Assessment

The 11th grade alternate assessment is for students who qualify for the alternate assessment, and who will not be taking the CO ACT. For more information on the 11th grade alternate assessment contact the Exceptional Student Services Unit.