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2021 CMAS and CoAlt Assessment Waiver
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) requested a partial waiver of federal assessment requirements for the 2021 spring assessment to the U.S. Department of Education on March 17, 2021 due to Colorado's COVID conditions. The U.S. Department of Education granted most of CDE's requests by approving alternating assessments by grade level for CMAS/CoAlt ELA and Math. Under the spring 2021 waiver, districts must administer the following assessments:
The Center Consolidated School District will follow the assessment administration guidelines set forth by CDE and the U.S. Department of Education for spring 2021 CMAS/CoAlt testing. If you have any questions about additional testing or opting out of testing, please reach out to your building principal. Parents/guardians opting their children out of state testing must complete an opt-out form.
Parents who have chosen remote learning for the year have already indicated to some extent that they do not want their children in school buildings. While some traditional in-person activities are provided remotely, state testing cannot be. Thus, students engaging in remote learning this year are automatically “opted out” of state testing. If a parent/guardian wants to opt their child into state testing this year, they may do so. Their child will take the assessment on campus with their peers, following the district testing schedule. Parents/guardians choosing to opt their child in for state testing must notify building principals by Wednesday, April 7, 2021.