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Assessments

Jeffco students take 3 benchmark assessments in Dibels (K-3) and MAP (K-5)  each year. Assessments are given in the beginning of year (Aug), middle of year (Dec), and end of year (May). 

DIBELS - an assessment of early literacy skills for students in K-3rd grades.  Early reading skills assessed are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension.

MAP - an adaptive assessment that provides information for all students regardless if they are currently below, at, or above grade level.  MAP is real time data that is aligned to the Colorado Academic Standards. Teachers are looking for performance over time. Scores may decline from one test to the next. One low test score is not cause for immediate concern. The purpose for benchmark assessments is to show student performance over time. Your child's teacher uses benchmark assessments in combination with classroom data to determine instructional next steps.

CMAS - The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) are the state’s common measurement of students’ progress at the end of the school year in English language arts, math, science and social studies. Students in 3rd-8th grade take the CMAS tests in math and English language arts. Students in 5th, 8th and 11th grade take the CMAS science assessments. In 2020, about a third of schools will administer the CMAS social studies assessments in 4th and 7th grade..
Assessment Resources for Parents
Parent Guide to MAP

MAP Parent Brochure
Map Family Report


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