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Assessment Information

As a publicly-funded school, Flagstaff Academy administers the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and CMAS (Colorado Measure of Academic Success) tests in grades 3-8.  
 
Additionally, we administer various tests to our students in grades K-8 that we use to inform our instruction and practice, as well as respond to student learning. These tests include iReady, PALS, Dibels, etc. The complete list is on the attached schedule. Should you have any questions regarding testing, please contact your grade level Principal: Katie Gustafson (MS) Gael Lester (K-2), or Abby Bok (3-5). 
 
 
2021 CMAS Information
 

Dear Dragon Families,


Thank you for your continued partnership in advancing academic growth for our students. As you know, April is the window for the administration of Colorado’s required state assessment. This year we will be administering these required assessments on Monday, April 12th, Tuesday, April 13th, and Wednesday, April 14th:
 
  • Grades 3, 5, 7, English Language Arts CMAS
  • Grade 4, 6, 8 Mathematics CMAS
  • Grade 8 Science

 

A federal waiver was granted on March 26, 2021, creating the following optional assessments:

 
  • Grades 4, 6, 8 English Language Arts CMAS  
  • Grade 3, 5, 7 Mathematics CMAS
 

If you would like your student to take the optional CMAS ELA or Math test, in addition to the one which is required, please contact Mrs. Samantha Myhre at [email protected] or call 303.651.7900 ext. 287 by Thursday, April 8, 2021. If you do not want them to take the optional test, you do not need to do anything.


Flagstaff Academy utilizes assessment data and additional data sources to identify ways to increase student achievement. The goal is to provide rich learning opportunities that engage students and prepare them for success in the 21st century. Data collected from these state-mandated exams contribute to Flagstaff Academy’s comprehensive suite of tools and programs designed to enhance student achievement, promote diversified and individualized learning opportunities, identify areas of need to support early intervention, and provide valuable data that helps inform future curriculum and instructional development. 


Students who are learning remotely will have the opportunity to take the assessments in-person at the school. Whether your children come in for testing is your decision, and no negative consequences will be imposed should you choose not to send them. Please contact Mrs. Samantha Myhre at [email protected] or call 303.651.7900 ext. 287 for specific test scheduling for remote learners. 


To help your student best prepare for success on these assessments, we encourage students to get a restful night’s sleep, eat breakfast, and bring a clean water bottle to school. If you have any questions about how to support your student’s success during these state assessments or have concerns about your child’s participation, please feel free to contact us directly at the contact info listed below. While participation is not mandatory, it is encouraged so that we can use the data to continue to improve learning and academic support for our students.  


Again, thank you for your continued partnership and support as we continue to support the success of our students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of us directly.


Sincerely,

Abby Bok
3-5 Principal
Katie Gustafson
Middle School Principal