As we get closer to the end of the school year, your child will soon participate in the state assessments called the PSAT or the SAT. PSAT and SAT tests are the year-end state common measurement to see how well students’ met expectations in English language arts and mathematics. Colorado students in the ninth and 10th grade take PSAT tests. These are precursors to the SAT test that is taken by 11th-graders. Additionally, students can get connections to scholarship providers, access to online college and career planning materials and feedback about challenging coursework.
The dates for these assessments are as follows:
SAT: April 13, 2021
PSAT 10: April 14, 2021
PSAT 9: April 15, 2021
These tests are very important and we ask for your help in encouraging your child to do his/her very best. These tests are also a good measure for parents to know how well their child is performing compared to the district and state’s expectations. They show how each student’s results compare to other students around the district and state.
As a parent/guardian, you also have the right per state statute to excuse your student from participating in state assessments. Should you choose this, there will be no negative consequences placed on you, your student, or your family. If you would like to excuse your student from the state CMAS, PSAT or SAT assessment this year, please complete the following form. If you have any questions about excusing your student from the CMAS, PSAT or SAT assessment, please contact your school principal.
To learn more about state assessments and parents rights, read the Adams 14 Guide to Colorado State Assessments (English | Spanish).
We will be hosting two family informational nights about state assessments. The meetings will be held on March 11 and April 6 both from 6-7 p.m. Click here to view the flyer.
If you have any questions, please contact your school principal or assistant principal.
Jamie Ball and Michelle Genaro
Adams 14 Assessment Department