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Important Announcements

2014 State Testing Windows are now available on the General Information page.

PARCC Math and English Language Arts Online Summative Assessments 2015 Technology Guidelines

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) has issued guidance designed to inform schools and districts as they make annual instructional technology purchases. The guidelines include hardware and operating system specifications covering the vast majority of commercially available computers and tablets. The PARCC Technology Guidelines document and the FAQ are below.

PARCC Technology Guidelines
PARCC Technology Guidelines FAQs

 

Basic Skills College Placement Assessment

Last spring, legislation concerning the administration of basic skills college placement assessments to public school students was introduced in Colorado, HB 12-1345. CDE, DHE and CCCS will work collaboratively to provide support and resources for administration of the ACCUPLACER to Colorado public high school students. Click here for additional information.


Assessment Windows

New Summative Assessments

Science and Social Studies Assessments Scheduled to be Administered Beginning 2014

Frequently Requested Documents/Pages

Assessment Timeline

2013
  • TCAP
  • CoAlt
  • Colorado ACT
  • ACCESS for ELLs

2014
  • TCAP (Reading, Writing and Mathematics)
  • New Colorado Science and Social Studies Assessment (anticipated operational)
  • CoAlt (Reading, Writing and Mathematics)
  • New Colorado Alternate Science and Social Studies Assessment
  • Colorado ACT
  • ACCESS for ELLs
2015
  • New English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments (PARCC assessments expected)
  • Colorado Science and Social Studies Assessment
  • New Alternate English Language Arts and Mathematics Assessments
  • Colorado Alternate Science and Social Studies Assessment
  • Colorado ACT
  • ACCESS for ELLs

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