CMAS testing info….

Posted February 22, 2023

Dear Bear Valley Families,

Starting on April 10, 2023, Colorado students begin taking CMAS, the Colorado Measures of Academic Success.  CMAS measures student proficiency on the Colorado Academic Standards.  These standards provide clear and consistent guidelines on what students should know and be able to do at the end of the year, across grade levels and subject areas. 

Grades 6-8 will take English language arts and math assessments; 8th grade will take a science assessment.  

CMAS is the only common measurement of student progress across the state.  Although CMAS is just one measurement of learning, results help provide answers to these important questions:

• What is my child’s level of proficiency on state standards?

• How is my child doing academically following pandemic disruptions?

• Does my child need additional support?

• How well is my child doing compared to their peers at school and across the district and state?

CMAS at Bear Valley will be administered the week of April 17 through April 21.  Students can best demonstrate what they know after getting plenty of sleep the night before testing, followed by a healthy breakfast.  To prevent missed instruction due to makeup testing, ensure that your student(s) arrive on-time for school, and that appointments and vacations are planned for non-testing days. 

Your support during CMAS is appreciated as state assessments are vital tools that contribute towards student success.  If you do plan on excusing your student from CMAS, please do so in the Parent Portal by the end of February.  This allows enough time for the school to plan and schedule accordingly. 

Student practice resources can be found here:  More information about assessments in DPS can be found here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.  Thank you, and go Yetis!

Teresa Klava, Principal 

Christopher, Assistant Principal 

Bear Valley International 

Denver Public Schools