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Springtime has arrived, and it's time to assess your child's academic progress this year through the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments. While opinions on CMAS vary, we want to explain why this assessment matters for your child and the Sproul community.

CMAS offers valuable insights into your child's strengths and areas for growth. While it doesn't define a student, it helps identify gaps in learning, shaping how we tailor instruction to meet each student's needs. Parents gain insight into their child's academic progress and how they compare statewide and nationally, and teachers use results to set goals and make clear learning plans for students and their classes.

Additionally, as standardized tests become mandatory in high school, CMAS serves as a beneficial practice for future exams like the SAT. For students considering college or a trade, CMAS provides exposure to formal testing situations, aiding in preparation for similar assessments. 

CMAS results also contribute to Sproul's overall performance rating, influencing school decisions for prospective students and staff. By showcasing our commitment to quality education, we attract new members to our community.

Sproul students will be testing English Language Arts and math on Tuesday, April 9th through Thursday, April 11th, and our 8th graders will also be taking the science portion on April 16th and 17th as well. Grade levels will be rotating cores throughout each testing day, and some times have changed for a few classes, so for exact times, please look at our CMAS Schedule.

How can you help? Please schedule appointments accordingly and ensure your child attends school during testing, eats a nutritious breakfast, gets enough rest, and brings their device charged daily. Please try to encourage them as well, while acknowledging testing stress.

Thank you for your ongoing support of your child, our teachers, and our school. Together, we can make a difference in our community.

Please contact Mrs. Martinez at martinezk@wsd3.org or 719-391-3240 for any questions or concerns.