In the state of Colorado all school districts, including Elizabeth Schools, are required to administer various tests to students: CMAS (Math, English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies), PSAT (preliminary College Admissions) and SAT(College Admissions) per C.R.S. 22-7-409. For elementary students only 3rd through 5th grade will have CMAS testing in the spring for Language Arts and Math. 5th grade will also be tested in science.
As a district, each school uses the data gathered from these tests as one measure for determining student and curricular needs. For example, at elementary and middle levels, the state test scores are one measure utilized for G/T placement.
If parents do determine they would like to opt their student out of taking these assessments, we encourage you to submit their requests for exemption at the earliest possible date each year so the schools may plan accordingly. If you wish to opt out your student please print and fill out this form and return to school: