• CMAS Testing Schedule:

     

    March 21, 2018

     

    Dear Monfort Families,

     

    Monfort will be administering the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments this spring, 2018. These standardized tests will be given to 3rd-5th graders beginning April 3rd.  All students will take PARCC English Language Arts and Math.  Additionally, fourth graders take CMAS Social Studies and fifth graders take CMAS Science. Each discipline has a total of three testing units.

     

    As background, our school has been implementing updated learning expectations called the Colorado Academic Standards. The Colorado Academic Standards are the expectations for what students need to learn and be able to do at the end of each grade. The computer-based assessments will ask students to answer a variety of types of questions, show their work, and explain their reasoning.  They will assess critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in an in-depth manner. 

     

    There are many ways you can support your child during testing.  Children are at their best when they are well rested, so please make sure that they get at least 8 hours of sleep the night before each test.  Also, make sure that they eat a healthy breakfast.  Another is to make sure your child is on time and avoid scheduling appointments during testing. Attendance is critical because students who are absent can’t continue testing with their class, as these units have to be delivered in order. Lastly, encourage your student to have a positive attitude and to do their very best. We know that our students are ready to show how smart they are.

     

    Monfort CMAS Testing Schedule

    Third Grade

    Math

    10:00-11:30 AM

    April 3, 4, & 5

    ELA

    10:00-11:30 AM

    April 10, 11, & 12

    Fourth Grade

    Math

    1:15-2:45 PM

    April 4, 5, & 6

    ELA

    1:15-2:45 PM

    April 10, 11, & 12

    Social Studies

    10:00-11:30 AM

    April 17, 18, & 19

    Fifth Grade

    Math

    8:00-9:30 AM

    April 3, 4, & 5

    ELA

    8:00-9:30  AM

    April 10, 11, & 12

    Science

    8:00-9:30 AM

    April 17, 18, & 19

     

    Parents and students are welcome to check out sample items here: www.CMASonline.org/computer-based-samples. Thank you for all you do on behalf of your children. Please contact me if you have any further questions.

     

    Sincerely,

    Jodee Mueller,

    Assistant Principal 

    Monfort Elementary