Learn about testing in Telluride School District
Tests are used by educators to help students succeed with grade-level learning expectations. The schools use local measures as well as state-mandated measures.
The state's new mandated tests -- which replace CSAP / TCAP in spring of 2015--- are called PARCC and CMAS.
PARCC tests grades 3-11 students in mathematics and reading. PARCC is split into performance-based assessments and an end-of-year assessment. Students will take the performance-based test in March and the end-of-year test in May. To learn more about the PARCC test, go to
The CMAS assessment is for social studies and science. Grades 4, 7 and 12 test in social studies each year. Grades 5, 8, and 12 test in science each year. To learn more about CMAS, go to
Local tests are computerized and offer quick return of scores so that teachers can identify learning gaps and address them quickly, so that students can catch up with classmates. TES and TIS use the FAST tests for this purpose, and MHS uses the ACT ASPIRE test.
To learn more about the FAST test, see http://www.fastforteachers.info/#!news/ctzx
To learn more about the ASPIRE test, see http://www.discoveractaspire.org/parent-overview/