School test results released


Results from the new state tests administered to the students in Archuleta School District (ASD) in English language arts and math have officially been released.

According to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), the test results set a new baseline for measuring student success.

Results for all 178 Colorado school districts, which includes 1,836 schools are posted on the CDE website. School districts with less than 16 students are not included for privacy reasons.

The Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessments were administered to grades three through twelve in the spring of 2015. These exams are the first measure of the new Colorado Academic Standards (CAS), which were adopted in 2010 and fully implemented in Colorado schools during the 2013-14 school year.

The CAS set learning expectations in 10 different content areas. They also include the Common Core State Standards for math and language arts.

According to Elliot Asp, former interim commissioner for education, “Colorado made a huge shift in 2010 toward higher standards designed to ensure students are truly ready for college or the workforce when they graduate from high school. As parents get their first look at how their student and school performed on last spring’s tests, they need to remember that the bar has been raised, and although scores may look different, I’m confident they will rise as teachers and students gain more experience with the standards and the new tests.”