Like all Colorado public schools, CEC Parker is mandated to administer state assessments each spring semester. These are mandatory assessments that all high school students take whether they are on our Parker main campus or a CECP College Direct student attending a community college.
The three exams we administer are:
April 9, 2019: SAT -- All 11th graders
April 11, 2019: PSAT -- All 9th and 10th graders
April 19, 2019: CMAS Science -- All 11th
CMAS and PSAT/SAT are the only common measuring tools for Colorado students. Measuring real-world skills like problem-solving and critical thinking, the tests are aligned to classroom work so teachers do not have to “teach to the test." Instruction based on the standards is the best preparation. While state assessments are only one measure of student learning, having all Colorado students take this set of assessments provides parents with answers to these important questions:
Additionally, state assessment results provide: