State Assessments


Aurora Hills CMAS Testing Window
Colorado's assessment system is called the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). In 2009, Colorado implemented more rigorous academic standards known as the Colorado Academic Standards (CAS). The new standards set clear, consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at all grade levels. To accurately measure student mastery of these skills and expectations, Colorado adopted CMAS. Aurora Hills Students will take the CMAS assessment in April on the following dates:

  • English Language Arts and Math (grades 6-8)
    • April 10 - April 28, 2023
  • Science (grade 8)
    • April 10 - April 28, 2023

Participation is important because results help students, parents and teachers understand whether students have mastered the content they need to know by the end of the school year to be on track for college and career success. We are asking for your help in preparing our students to do their very best on these upcoming assessments.

Participation Guidelines
While we encourage participation from all students in state assessments, state law allows parents and guardians to excuse their students from taking all state assessments, except WIDA ACCESS. If a parent or guardian would like to excuse their student from participating in an assessment, the parent or guardian must do so on behalf of the student. Here is the link to find opt-out information. Please contact John Dumbleton ([email protected]). Thank you for your support in helping every APS student shape a successful future.