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TCAP

 

The Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) is Colorado’s standards-based assessment designed to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. The primary purpose of the assessment program is to determine the level at which Colorado students meet the Colorado Model Content Standards in the content areas assessed. The TCAP is collaboratively developed by the Colorado Department of Education, the Colorado teaching community and CTB/McGraw-Hill. The data should be used to keep abreast of individual student, school, and district progress toward attaining higher student achievement levels. The fact that TCAP is based on the Colorado Model Content Standards will ensure that all districts are held to the same challenging standards that Coloradans expect for their students regardless of whether they live in urban, suburban, or rural areas.

 

 

 

COALT

The Colorado Alternate (CoAlt) is a standards-based assessment designed specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities and is meant to provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, educators, parents and the community. The primary purpose of the assessment program is to determine the level at which Colorado students meet the Expanded Benchmarks which are linked to the Colorado Model Content Standards in the content areas assessed. The data should be used to keep abreast of individual student progress toward attaining achievement in the content areas. The COAlt is collaboratively developed by the Colorado Department of Education, Colorado educators and CTB/McGraw-Hill.

WIDA ACCESS

 

The ACCESS for ELLs (Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners) is a secure English language proficiency assessment given to Kindergarten through 12th graders who have been identified as ELLs. The assessment is given annually to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English. The purpose of ACCESS for ELLs is to assess the developing English language proficiency of English language learners in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. The test is written from five English Language Proficiency standards and divided into five grade-level clusters. Within each grade-level cluster, with the exception of Kindergarten, the test consists of three forms: Tier A, Tier B, and Tier C, which targets each student’s range of language skills.

 

Colorado ACT Assessment

 

The 11th grade ACT assessment, which is more commonly known as the Colorado ACT (CO ACT), is administered once in April and once in May. This assessment is equivalent to all other ACT Assessments administered on national test dates throughout the country. Since this is an actual college entrance exam, results from this assessment can be submitted for college entrance by the student to their college or university of choice. The CO ACT Assessment consists of two parts which are designed to help students prepare for post-secondary educational opportunities. The first part is a pre-test session which includes an interest inventory, a student profile section, and a course/grade section. The second part is the academic assessment section which includes tests in the areas of English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science. From the tests, students receive a composite score along with scores for each of the skill areas. The CO ACT assessment also provides two sub scores in English, three sub scores in Mathematics, and two sub scores in Reading.

To view assessment data for all schools and districts in Colorado click on the the link below:

http://www.schoolview.org

 


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