Achievement and growth results now available
- Student Achievement
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has released results from the spring 2023 administration of the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS), PSAT, SAT and ACCESS, an assessment for multilingual learners.
The district’s trends in achievement were generally in line with state trends, though Five Star high school students outperformed students across the state in several areas.
Student performance on these assessments is measured in two ways: achievement and growth. Achievement measures how well students scored on the most recent test administration. Growth measures how well student performance improved over the last two test administrations.
PSAT and SAT
The PSAT and SAT assessments measure student performance in Evidence-based Reading and Writing (EBRW) and Math for students in grades 9-11. These assessments were administered in both the spring of 2022 and the spring of 2023.
Compared to the state, Adams 12 Five Star Schools saw similar trends in the percentage of students meeting college readiness expectations for both EBRW and Math in grades 9-11 between 2022 and 2023. The district made notable strides in 11th-grade EBRW, 9th-grade math and 11th-grade math.
Adams 12 students met or exceeded State average growth in EBRW for 10th-grade students and in math for 9th-grade students.
The CMAS assessments measure student performance in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math for students in grades 3-8.
- The percent of students who met or exceeded state expectations on the CMAS math assessment increased in every grade but 8th.
- The percent of students who met or exceeded state expectations on the CMAS English Language Arts assessment increased in grades 4, 5, and 7.
- The district saw a nearly 9 percent increase in the percentage of 11th grade students who met or exceeded expectations on the CMAS science assessment. 5th and 8th grade scores on this assessment decreased, indicating an opportunity for improvement.
- Five Star students met or exceeded state average growth in ELA in grades 5 and 7.
- Five Star students met or exceeded state average growth in Math for grades 4, 5 and 8.
The ACCESS assessment is administered to students learning the English language in grades kindergarten through 12. This assessment has been administered consistently over the past several years. Five Star students met or exceeded State average growth on ACCESS at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
View your child’s scores
All Five Star students’ scores have been uploaded to the campus portal. Here are instructions for how you can find those scores in the system. (español)